Calcium Alginate with Silver 2×2 (10 ct.)

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Calcium Alginate with Silver 2×2 (10 ct.)
NM5050SAD | HCPCS: A6196

Calcium Alginate With Silver Combines The Absorbent Benefits Of Calcium Alginate With The Antibacterial Properties Of Silver!

Calcium Alginate Dressings are super absorbent dressings that absorb excess wound drainage keeping the healing surface at a moisture level that is optimal for healing, while the silver ions inhibit bacterial growth. 

These dressings are often use when wounds appear to be infected or have an odor indicating high bacterial load on the wound surface.

Calcium Alginate Dressings are often used in the management of venous ulcers as they tend to have high drainage and calcium alginate is very absorbent. Sliver containing dressings are often preferred for diabetic wounds and surgical wounds for extra protection against infection. 

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What you get:

  • One box of 10 individually wrapped sterile 2″x2″ Calcium Alginate with Silver dressings.



Weight: 1.7 oz

SKU: NUMNM5050SAD | 10819123010530 Category:


Calcium Alginate with silver 2×2 (10 ct.)
NM5050SAD | HCPCS: A6196


Calcium alginate with silver combines the absorbent benefits of calcium alginate with the antibacterial properties of silver. These dressings are often used on wounds at risk for infection or with suspected bacterial load. 

Calcium Alginate dressings are super absorbent dressings that promote moisture balance, keep wounds clean, and facilitate natural healing. These dressings are easy to apply and an excellent choice for many wound types.


What is a Calcium Alginate Dressing?

Calcium alginate dressings are non-woven, absorbent dressings made from seaweed. These dressings can hold up to 20 times their weight and are ideal for wounds with moderate to large amounts of drainage.

When the calcium and sodium fibers come into contact with wound drainage, the dressing transforms into a gel consistency that conforms to the shape of the wound bed. This action promotes wound healing by filling “dead space” within the wound and maintaining a moist environment that is optimal for healing.

Calcium Alginate dressings are non-occlusive and non-adherent, allowing for gas and heat exchange at the wound surface while also minimizing trauma and discomfort with dressing changes.


Advantages of Calcium Alginate Dressings

  • absorb moderate to large amounts of drainage
  • reduce risk of infection by lowering bacterial burden and absorbing debris
  • maintain moist environment for natural healing (autolytic debridement)
  • non-adherent, resulting in less pain with removal
  • appropriate for infected or tunneling wounds
  • hemostatic properties, help to stop bleeding
  • versatile, can be combined with many other topical agents (i.e. Santyl, Medihoney)
  • non-occlusive, allow gas exchange across surface of wound
  • some alginate dressings contain silver, a powerful infection-fighting antimicrobial agent


How to Apply Calcium Alginate Dressings

  • clean with wound cleanser or saline, pat dry
  • for non-infected wounds, cut Calcium Alginate Dressing to fit, and apply directly to wound bed
  • for infected wounds, use Silver Calcium Alginate dressing for added antimicrobial benefits
  • cover & secure with secondary dressing (i.e. Bordered Foam Dressing, Bordered Gauze Dressing)
  • recommended dressing change every 2-3 days, depending on amount of drainage


When Should Calcium Alginate Dressings Be Used?

  • wounds with moderate to heavy drainage
  • bed sores/pressure ulcers (stages III or IV)
  • venous stasis ulcers
  • wounds with tunneling/undermining
  • infected wounds
  • wounds with irregular shape
  • traumatic wounds and skin tears
  • incisions and dehisced wounds


Considerations for Alginate Dressings

  • not indicated for dry or minimally draining wounds
  • may be cut to fit size of wound bed to protect healthy tissue surrounding wound



Weight: 1.7 oz


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