Alginate dressing – Melgisorb® Plus

Absorbs, does not adhere to wound bed and is easily removed

Melgisorb® Plus is a soft, sterile Calcium Sodium Alginate dressing that absorbs exudate and quickly turns into a gel to provide a moist environment for wound healing to take place.

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Highly absorbent

Provides moist environment for healing to take place

Does not adhere to wound bed

Minimal pain upon dressing removal

How Melgisorb Plus works

Melgisorb Plus absorbs large amounts of wound exudate. When absorbing, the alginate fibres form a soft moist gel, giving a moist environment conducive to wound healing. The gel can easily be removed by irrigating with 0.9% saline.

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NPC
Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
5 x 5
252000
ELS585
384-2036
10
10 x 10
252200
ELS586
384-2119
10
10 x 20
252500
ELS587
384-2101
10
3 x 45
253500
ELS588
384-2127
5

Application:

  1. Cleanse/flush wound with 0.9% saline or appropriate solution.
  2. Dry the healthy surrounding skin and if needed, protect with a water-resistant cream/ointment
  3. Apply a dry Melgisorb Plus product to the moist wound bed.
    Shallow wounds: Chose the correct size of flat dressing to be able
    to cover the entire wound.
  4. Cover with an appropriate secondary dressing (such as Alldress,
    Mesorb, Mepore Film). The choice depends on the exudate level.
    Secure with an adhesive dressing or a bandage as appropriate.
  5. Compression therapy may be used in conjunction with Melgisorb Plus.

Dressing change and removal:

  1. Change Melgisorb Plus dressing when saturation is reached.
    Melgisorb Plus can be left in place for several days depending on
    wound condition or as indicated by clinical practice.
  2. Remove the secondary dressing and discard in appropriate way.
  3. Remove Melgisorb Plus by gently cleansing/flushing with 0.9%
    saline or appropriate solution. Any non-gelled Melgisorb Plus will
    moisten in contact with the saline. Dispose of soiled dressing per
    institution policy.

Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilise.

 

 

 

 

Type of wounds

Melgisorb® Plus can be used for a wide range of moderately to heavily exuding, both infected and non infected, such as:

  • Pressure sores
  • Venous and arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Post operative wounds
  • Dermal lesions and other external wounds inflicted by trauma

 

Note: Melgisorb Plus is not recommended for dry wounds, third-degree burns or surgical implantations.

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