Friday, August 24, 2012

The Nitty Gritty of InterDry® Ag Textile Sheets with Antimicrobial Silver

Measure and cut the appropriate length of textile allowing for 2 in of textile exposure to the air on each side of skin fold for moisture evaporation. Place one edge of the textile in the base of the skin fold. Gently smooth the rest of the cloth over the skin keeping the textile flat covering any wound dressings. Gently place the skin fold together assuring that 2 in of textile is exposed to air at each cut end. Separate the skin fold to assess the skin and placement of the textile daily or as indicated by normal practice. For use on an extremity, loosely wrap the textile around the area of skin to be protected. Secure with tape or other suitable device. Removal: InterDry Ag Textile may be left in place for up to 5 days, depending on soiling, odor, amount of moisture, and the general skin condition. When removing the textile from skin folds, gently separate the skin fold and lift away the textile. Store in a clean, dry environment in original packaging.

 A skin protectant indicated for management of skin folds and other skin-to-skin contact areas. Reduces microbial colonization in the fabric.

Product Details
10 x 144 in. Skin fold management. An antimicrobial textile for the control of moisture and friction in skin folds. A non-sterile skin protectant comprised of polyurethane coated polyester textile impregnated with an antimicrobial silver complex as the active component. The textile provides moisture transportation to keep skin dry while the antimicrobial in the textile reduces odor. The textile's low friction surface acts as a lubrication aid thereby reducing skin-to-skin friction. Provides a protective environment for the skin and an effective protection against microbial contamination in the fabric. The product reduces colonization of the following gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as yeast: Staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus epidermidis, pseudomonas aeruginosa, and candida albicans. InterDry Ag Textile contains 0.019% silver. A single patient use product that is custom cut from a multi-use package.

InterDry Ag Textile is not a wound dressing and should not be placed directly onto an open wound. Should not be used on patients with a known sensitivity to silver. InterDry Ag Textile is a prescription device and should be used as directed by a licensed health care professional (USA only). May cause transient skin staining. Excessive absorption of silver into the body may cause the skin to obtain a blue-grey appearance (Argyria). The safe use of InterDry Ag Textile during pregnancy, lactation and on children has not been demonstrated. May not be used as a barrier to urine and feces. If such soiling occurs, the dressing must be changed immediately. Occlusive barriers used in conjunction with InterDry Ag Textile may reduce the efficacy of the product. Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Coloplast Corp.
North Mankato, MN 56003 800-533-0464

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