About Kliniderm AlginateKliniderm alginate dressings are sterile, nonwoven calcium/sodium alginates consisting of a high G (Guluronic acid) alginate. Kliniderm alginate dressings are soft, clear gelling, conforming, highly absorbent and ensure intact removal. In contact with wound fluid the dressing forms a gel. If used correctly, does not stick to the wound.
An alginate wound dressing is used for wounds that release a lot of exudate. In contact with wound exudate, a form-retaining gel is formed, which creates a moist wound environment and ensures optimal wound healing. Kliniderm Alginate cleanses the wound by absorbing exudate and debris. The dressing does not adhere to the wound, which reduces pain during dressing changes and does not damage newly formed tissue. It ensures intact removal from the wound. The Cavity version is especially suitable for deep wounds. Kliniderm Alginate is to be covered with a secondary dressing such as a transparent wound film (Kliniderm Film) or a foam wound dressing (Kliniderm Foam).
- Single use
- Contains calcium and sodium alginate fibres
- Can remain in place for up to 7 days; not suitable for permanent use
Kliniderm® Alginate dressings are indicated for moderate to heavily exuding chronic and acute wounds including:
- Pressure ulcers
- Leg ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Post-operative wounds
- Donor sites
- Kliniderm® Alginate dressings can also be used to control minor bleeding in superficial wounds.
Kliniderm alginate dressings are not indicated to control heavy bleeding or for use as a surgical sponge.
- Select a size of Kliniderm® Alginate dressing that is slightly larger than the wound. The dressing can be cut to size if necessary.
- For cavity wounds, loosely fill ensuring that the dressing does not overlap the wound margins.
- Cover and secure with a semi occlusive secondary dressing, for example Kliniderm® Film or Kliniderm® Foam dressing.