Actisorb® Silver 220, Activated Charcoal Dressing
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is an activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve. Traps odour while providing an effective barrier to bacterial penetration, which may help reduce infection.
By eliminating offensive odors, ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing helps improve the patient’s quality of life.1,2,3
Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins in the dressing
Antimicrobial activity within the dressing is proven effective* against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4
*in vitro data on file.
The silver has been proven to kill bacteria* and participate in the reduction of bioburden in the dressing.3
*in vitro data on file.
Traps odour while protecting against infection
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is in a class apart from other charcoal dressings. Its triple action traps odor while addressing its cause.
- Activated charcoal traps odour in the dressing6
- Activated charcoal binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process6
- Silver kills the bacteria in the dressing5
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is effective against 150 microorganisms associated with wound infection.4
Odour and Exudate Management
- ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing eliminates offensive odours and so improves the patient’s quality of life.5
- The dressing also manages any exudates while helping to maintain a moist wound-healing environment.1,2,3,7
ACTISORB™ Silver 220 Dressing is a sterile primary dressing, comprised of activated charcoal cloth, impregnated with silver, within a spun bonded nylon envelope.
1. Jackson, L. Use of a charcoal dressing with silver on an MRSA-infected wound. B J Comm Nursing 2001; 19-26.
2. Hampton, S, Actisorb Silver 220: a unique antibacterial dressing. J Comm Nursing, 2002: 17-19.
3. Leak, K. PEG site infections: a novel use for Actisorb Silver 220. British J Comm Nursing, 2002; Vol. 7(6): 321-325.
4. Rennison et al. Antimicrobial efficacy of silver impregnated activated charcoal wound dressing. Poster, ETRS 2003 (in vitro).
5. Addison, D. et al. A Comparison of the Antimicrobial Properties of Silver Dressings for Chronic Wound Care. Poster, EWMA 2002 (in vitro).
6. Nisbet, L. et al. The benefits of activated charcoal cloth with silver on odour control and bacterial endotoxin binding. Poster, Wounds UK 2011 (in vitro).
7. International case series: Using ACTISORB™: Case Studies. London: Wounds International, 2012.