Alginate dressing – Melgisorb®

Absorbs, does not adhere to wound bed and is easily removed

Melgisorb® is a soft, sterile Calcium Sodium Alginate dressing that absorbs exudate and quickly turns into a gel to provide a moist environment for wound healing to take place.

Highly absorbent

Provides moist environment for healing to take place

Does not adhere to wound bed

Minimal pain upon dressing removal

How Melgisorb works

Melgisorb® is a soft, sterile Calcium Sodium Alginate dressing that absorbs exudate and quickly turns into a gel to provide a moist environment for wound healing to take place.

Application:

  1. Cleanse/flush wound with 0.9% saline or appropriate solution.
  2. Dry the healthy surrounding skin and if needed, protect with a water-resistant cream/ointment.
  3. Apply a dry Melgisorb product to the moist wound bed. Shallow wounds: Chose the correct size of flat dressing to be able to cover the entire wound. Deep wounds and cavities: Cut the appropriate length of the cavity dressing and pack the wound loosely.
  4. Cover with an appropriate secondary dressing (such as Alldress, Mesorb, Mefilm). The choice depends on the exudate level. Secure with an adhesive dressing or a ban-dage as appropriate.
  5. Compression therapy may be used in conjunction with Melgisorb.

Dressing change and removal:

  1. Change Melgisorb dressing when saturation is reached. Melgisorb can be left in place for several days depending on wound condition or as indicated by clinical practice.
  2. Remove the secondary dressing and discard in appropriate way.
  3. Remove Melgisorb by gently cleansing/flushing with 0.9% saline or appropriate solut-ion. Any non-gelled Melgisorb will moisten in contact with the saline. Dispose of soiled dressing per institution policy.

Type of wounds

Melgisorb® can be used for a wide range of moderately to heavily exuding, partial to full thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, postoperative wounds, dermal lesions and other wounds inflicted by trauma.

Note: Melgisorb is not recommended for dry wounds, third-degree burns or surgical implantations.

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