ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are effective antimicrobial barrier dressings. ACTICOAT Flex 3 can be worn for up to 3 days while Flex 7 can be used for up to 7 days. They are highly conformable nanocrystalline silver coated antimicrobial dressings. They are designed to remain in intimate contact with the wound bed, stretch as the patient moves and be easy to apply and remove.
They are silver coated on both sides. The Nanocrystalline silver coating rapidly kills a broad spectrum of bacteria in as little as 30mins. ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 consist of a single layer of knitted polyester to ensure ultimate flexibility and comfort during wear time for the patient.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 provide sustained (3 or 7 day) antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of wound pathogens including MRSA & Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
It helps remove some barriers, allowing the patient to regain control and progress the wound to closure.
It rapidly kills bacteria in as little as thirty minutes. The antibacterial action helps provide rapid protection from bacterial colonization.
Articoat Flex is soft and highly flexible with stretch properties. The dressing moves with the patient when they need to move the affected body part with minimum local trauma. This helps minimize discomfort for the patient.
The dressing allows exudate transport through the dressing. This helps reduce the risk of maceration for faster closure with less potential for leakage and odor.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 have been shown to be compatible with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).
The product is easy to apply, can be removed in one piece to minimize trauma and is designed in sizes appropriate for various wound types to reduce the time taken for dressing changes.
The low adherent wound contact layer helps prevent trauma on removal to optimize closure times.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are indicated for use on partial and full thickness wounds. This includes:
-First and second degree burns
-Covering of grafts
Instructions for Use:
Remove ACTICOAT Flex 3 or 7 from the package, if the wound is dry or there is minimal exudate the dressing should be moistened with drinking water. Where there is moderate to high levels of exudate, the dressing does not need to be moistened.
Cut to appropriate size and shape.
Without stretching the dressing, apply to the wound, either side down. Make sure the direction of stretch is along the limb. When in use with negative pressure wound therapy, the wound filler material should be used and changed according to the manufacturers' instructions.
Keep the dressing moist. Change the dressing depending on the amount of exudate and the condition of the wound. Secure with an appropriate secondary dressing.
-Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver
-Do not use on a patient undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination
-Prior to administering radiation therapy, remove ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7. A new dressing can be applied following treatment.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are not compatible with oil-based products, such as petrolatum.
Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements e.g. EEG and ECG.
For external use only, for example do not apply the dressing to exposed organs.
This device is not intended for use on 3rd degree burns.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 should only be used on premature infants (less than 37 weeks gestation) when the clinical benefit outweighs the potential risks.
ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 are not intended to provide sole treatment for infected wounds. ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7 may be used on infected wounds which are being managed per local clinical protocol.
There may be transient pain (or stinging) experienced on application of ACTICOAT Flex 3 & 7. This can be minimized be carefully following the application instructions.
Should continuous pain be experienced after application, remove the dressing and discontinue use.
The color of the dressing may vary. This does not affect the performance of the dressing.
Smith & Nephew Part Number: 66800402, 66800406, 6680417, 66800418, 66800434