Order code: CR3849
Made from New Zealand Manuka Honey.
Pack Size: Box of 10 dressings 10cm x 10cm
Actilite is made from knitted viscose for low adherence and coated with anti-bacterial Activon+. The dressing is designed to protect a wound, promote healing and allow the passage of exudate.
Reduction in bacterial colonisation is achieved in a natural way through the antibacterial properties of the Manuka plant.
Actilite has a level of Activon+ honey appropriate for wound protection, the antibacterial effect has been enhanced with the addition of high grade antibacterial Manuka oil (Activon+).
This patented Activon+ technology has been demonstrated in-vitro to be effective against a number of major wound infecting organisms including MRSA, VRE and Providentia stuartii. In the laboratory tests the inhibition of bacteria was demonstrated to be better than a povidone iodine dressing and several silver based dressings.
The hygroscopic effect of Activon+ promotes a moist wound healing environment. The dressing is easy to apply, with honey being naturally self-adherent it will gently adhere to surrounding dry skin but will not adhere to a wound bed.
Apply a secondary dressing of choice, this can be an absorbent dressing or semi-permeable film dressing depending on the nature of the wound.
Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey uses honey which is equivalent to unique medical factor 12, for a broad-spectrum antibacterial effect. It's effective against most wound invading bacteria, including the drug resistant MRSA.
Some natural health products make claims without the evidence to back them up. Advancis Medical’s laboratory tests have shown that dressings based on Activon + Manuka Honey out performed povidone iodine dressings, and several silver based dressings.
Case studies involving Activon demonstrate its effectiveness at promoting healing, improving the appearance of wounds and most importantly, improving the patient’s quality of life.
Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey:
Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey is gentle on your skin. Whatever the wound, Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey can help. Use this dressing on all wound types, including: superficial wounds, partial or full thickness wounds such as cuts and abrasions, pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, surgical wounds, burns and graft sites.
Place Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey directly onto the wound, with either side facing down.
For larger wounds, multiple dressings can be placed side by side, while for smaller wounds, this Manuka Honey Dressing may be cut to size with clean, sharp scissors.
Cover Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey with a second dressing of your choice to keep it in place.
Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey may be changed daily, or left in place for up to seven days, but for maximum effectiveness should be changed when the dressing color changes.
In rare cases it may be helpful to irrigate the wound bed with saline solution to facilitate the dressing change.
A known allergy to bee venom, bee products or essential oils such as tea tree oils. Although Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey contains glucose it is considered safe for use by diabetics. However, it is advisable to closely monitor blood sugar levels during use. A few patients experience increased pain due when this dressing is applied, but this can be helped by ensuring the dressing is at room temperature before using.
Actilite Antibacterial Dressing with Activon+ Manuka Honey is Sterile and Latex Free.
Activon Manuka Honey Tulle Sterile Dressings are available in two sizes. This product 10cm x 10cm or the alternative product is 10cm x 20cm.
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