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ActivHeal Alginate Dressing (5cm x 5cm) Pack of 10

Item Number: ACTIVHALG5

ActivHeal Alginate Dressing (5cm x 5cm) Pack of 10

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Description

ACTIVHEAL® ALGINATE IS A PRIMARY SODIUM CALCIUM DRESSING THAT IS USED ON MODERATE TO HEAVILY EXUDING WOUNDS.
ActivHeal® Alginate is manufactured by processing natural elements found in seaweed to produce felt and rope dressings.

The absorbent alginate fibres in the dressing, gel on contact with the wound fluid and gently conform to the wound surface. Alginates absorb exudate away from the wound whilst maintaining an ideal moist wound environment. The versatility of ActivHeal® Alginate dressing means that it conforms well to different shaped wounds and is ideal for difficult to dress areas such as cavity, to promote healing from within.

The key performance attributes of ActivHeal® Alginate dressings are it’s high absorbency and high wet strength. The charts below demonstrates it’s performance. When ActivHeal® Alginate dressings are applied to an exuding wound the sodium salts present in exudate exchange with calcium in the alginate to form a hydrophilic gel. The high wet strength of ActivHeal® Alginate ensures the dressing remains integral on removal. Alginate fibres are biodegradable therefore any residual fibres that remain after a dressing change pose no risk to patient safety. ActivHeal® Alginate fibres are naturally haemostatic. Following absorption of wound exudate the alginate dressing releases calcium ions into the wound which can activate platelets to control minor bleeding.

ActivHeal® Alginate is indicated for moderately to heavily exuding wounds that are granulating or with areas of slough:
Pressure ulcers
Venous leg ulcers and arterial ulcers
Diabetic ulcers
Cavity wounds
Lacerations
Abrasions
Graft wounds and Donor sites
Post operative surgical wounds
Superficial and partial thickness burns
To control minor bleeding


Delivery

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ValueWeightDelivery Charge
Over £49.00Any WeightFREE
Under £49.00No weight limit£4.50
Under £49.00Under 250g£2.99

Most orders are despatched the same day and standard delivery is 3 to 5 working days from despatch. FAST Expedited options are available.

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Overseas orders

Postage outside of the UK is from £4.50

Prescription Items

Prescription items will be sent on receipt of a valid signed and dated prescription.

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Please ring us on 01833 641112 for more information.

Refrigerated Items

Refrigerated items will be sent by carrier or Royal Mail with coolpacks unless you pay for a premium for a refrigerated delivery. We will contact you prior to despatch for your instructions.

Returns

We want you to be completely satisfied with any purchase. If not any item* can be returned to us within 14 days of receipt for exchange or refund Please give us a ring for a returns number on 01833 641112 or alternatively email [email protected] to obtain a returns number.

*Due to legal requirements medicines may not be returned except to correct an error in despatch or in response to an "official recall". If an item is believed to be faulty it should be returned for inspection and it may be necessary to forward it to the manufacturers for testing before replacements or refunds can be authorised. This does not infringe legal rights. Please contact our customer services for a "Returns Number" which must appear on the outside of the package or it will not be accepted. We advise customers to use an insured method of shipping and to retain proof of despatch. We may refuse returns on products specially obtained or manufactured to order. Items must be returned unsoiled and unused and sent adequately packed and carriage paid.

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Reviews

5/5

Reasonably priced alginate dressing for wet wounds. Very pleased with product.

Reviewed on: 24 November 2014

Product Variant: ACTIVHALG5

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