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Suprasorb® A

Calcium Alginate Dressing

Features/ Benefits

  • absorbs large quantities of exudate
  • rapid formation of gel
  • high comfort due to soft structure and easy to pack
  • conforms to most any wound bed
  • easily removed by irrigation using normal saline

Suprasorb A is ideal for the care of heavily exuding, superficial or deep wounds. A highly absorbent wound dressing, Suprasorb A is made from calcium alginate derived from natural brown seaweed. The soft dressing conforms easily to any wound base, it even fills deep wounds.

Suprasorb A absorbs large volumes of exudate by gel formation which creates a moist wound environment. The gel is formed through an exchange of calcium ions from the wound dressing with sodium ions in the wound exudate. Suprasorb A absorbs large volumes of exudate by a rapid gel formation which creates a moist wound environment. When changing the dressing the exudate is removed along with the alginate fibers.

Suprasorb A is available as a flat sheet and as a rope dressing. It can be used in the management of wounds in the exudation and granulation phase which are:

  • heavily exuding
  • superficial or deep

Such as:

  • pressure ulcers
  • arterial ulcers
  • venous ulcers
  • skin donor sites
  • post-operative wounds

Interval between dressing changes

Depending on the the degree of exudation and the secondary dressings used - can be up to 5-7 days at latest. Always use your judgement as to how frequently to change dressings.

Ordering information

Suprasorb® A

sterile, individually sealed
SizeItem No.Dressing per Box
Dressing
2 x 2"2044010/bx
4 x 4"2044110/bx
4 x 5"3099010/bx
4 x 8"2044210/bx
Rope
12"204455/bx