The Curity AMD Antimicrobial Gauze Sponges are antimicrobial gauze sponges designed to reduce bacterial colonization and penetration within the dressing and the wound area. The gauze contains a highly-effective antiseptic, Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB), in an extremely low and perfect concentration. This antiseptic protects the wounds against a variety of microorganisms such as gram negative and gram positive bacteria including multidrug-resistant MRSA and VRE as well as yeast and fungi.
These gauze sponges can be used for a broad range of wound care management and surgical procedures. It can be used as a primary as well as a secondary dressing to eliminate bacterial growth around the wound area or penetration of bacteria through the dressing. Ordinary dressings are porous and easily become moist and are hence more prone to surgical site infections. The construction of the Curity Gauze Sponges, however, protects the surgical site against infections during post-operative recovery. Since it is sterilized and ready to be used right out of the pack, it reduces the risk of cross-contamination and promotes a healing environment with its powerful yet safe antiseptic.
It is important to note that Dakin’s Solution Cleanser will deactivate the PHMB and hence render the sponge ineffective. This, however, won’t hurt or cause discomfort to the patient. To suit individual needs and wound sizes, these gauze sponges come in packagings of small two by two-inch sizes with an eight ply construction and medium four by four-inch sizes with a twelve ply construction. Being hypoallergenic, the sponges won’t trigger any allergic reactions.
Product Features and Benefits
- Low cost, sterile and hypoallergenic
- Designed to work in dry and moist conditions
- Contain PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide)
- Resists bacterial colonization inside the dressing
- Can be used as a primary or as a secondary dressing
- Prevents infections from spreading and growing in the dressing
- Manufacturer: Covidien
- Ply: 8 ply, 12 ply
- Material: Gauze
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 Inch, 4 x 4 Inch
- Model: 2506, 2533, 2539