How much silver is necessary?

Silver content or total silver released by a dressing does not necessarily lead to greater antimicrobial activity1.

AQUACEL ® Ag dressing is designed to continually make available only 1 part per million of ionic silver for effective antimicrobial efficacy2-4.

  • Concentrations above 1 part per million react with wound fluid and may cause transient skin staining in in vitro testing2.

AQUACEL ® Ag dressing releases ionic silver in a controlleda manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing2,5.

The manufacturing process of AQUACEL ® Ag dressing is designed to ensure that ionic silver is distributed evenly throughout the entire dressing.

Dressing choice should be based on overall properties of the dressing, not silver content alone1.


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