NuMed Silver Foam Dressings are made of a polyurethane foam, polyvinyl alcohol, silver sulfate and silver chloride. The dressings are highly absorbent and contain 0.40mg/cm of ionic silver as the active component.
The dressing provides an optimal moist healing environment combining an effective antibacterial activity in the dressing with exudate management and physical protection from pressure injury.
The dressing has broad spectrum antibacterial effects covering for both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. It has been shown to have 4 log reduction of bacterial load, which is equivalent to a 99.99% reduction for up to 7 days in vitro against the following bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
NuMed Silver Foam Wound Dressings combine the antimicrobial action of silver with the absorbent and protective benefits of the NuMed Ultra Foam Dressing. These Silver Foam Dressings are absorbent, non-adherent padded wound dressings that absorb wound exudate while effectively providing protection from pressure, friction and infection.
Our NuMed Silver Foam wound dressings are a popular choice among wound care professionals and are frequently used to protect heels, elbows, amputation sites and other boney prominences. Silver Foam Dressings provide additional protection from bacteria and other microbes and can be used in situations where infection is a concern.
Silver Foam Dressings are an excellent choice for the management of moist wounds and are particularly effective at minimizing discomfort and pain by providing padding to the wound and preventing dressing related trauma while providing protection against infection.
How to Use Silver Foam Dressings
- Cleanse the wound with a wound cleanser or sterile saline and pat dry
- Choose a dressing size that will cover the entire wound area
- Cover and secure the NuMed Silver foam dressing in place with secondary dressing, medical tape, or wrap with a bandage to hold in place.
- Silver Foam Dressings can stay in place for up to 7 days, frequency of dressing changes will depend on the amount of wound drainage/exudate.
What is a Foam Dressing?
Foam dressings are absorbent, non-adherent padded wound dressings that absorb moisture and provide a barrier from environmental contaminants while protecting intact skin from damage related to pressure and friction.
Foam dressings are made up of fibers with small open cells that form an absorbent, sponge-like material. These open cells draw up drainage and debris from the wound bed, promoting a moist healing environment for natural healing.
Foam dressings are non-adherent and provide thermal insulation while acting as a protective cushion over the healing wound bed. These dressings allow water vapor across the surface of the wound, but block fluids, bacteria, and other contaminants from entering.
Top 5 benefits of Silver Foam Dressings
- Optimal healing moisture balance
- Antibacterial action of Silver ions
- Can be left in place for up to 7 days
- Fills In Wound Bed To Prevent Fluid Buildup
- Protects From Outside Contaminants
- Provides Cushion and Padding
Uses for Foam Dressings
- Pressure Injuries
- Diabetic wounds
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Infected Wounds
- Vascular Wounds
- Amputation Sites
- Knee and Elbow Protection
- Heel Protection