Askina® Calgitrol® Paste

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Silver alginate wound paste

Askina® Calgitrol® Paste is a sterile dressing consisting of an ionic silver alginate matrix in paste form which provides for broad antimicrobial effectiveness and helps prevent contamination from external bacteria.
The high conformability allows a close contact between the active ionic silver alginate matrix and the wound bed.

Advantages

  • Broad antimicrobial effectiveness(2)
  • Immediate availability of silver ions(1)
  • Sustained controlled release to the wound bed during use of the dressing(1)
  • Tolerable(3)
  • Easy to use, no specific training or equipment necessary(2)
  • Highly conformable(4)
  • Allows extremely close contact between the active ionic silver alginate matrix and the wound bed, which is particularly valuable in difficult to manage wounds such as tunnels and sinuses
  • Can be stored and used within 7 days, once opened and the lid reclosed after use(2)
  • Available in 15g and 100g tubes

Indication

For the management of:

  • Partial to full thickness wounds
  • Stage I - IV pressure ulcers
  • Venous, arterial and neuropathic ulcers
  • Second degree burns
  • Donor sites

It is indicated for external use only and may be used in the management of infected wounds under medical supervision at the discretion of the physician.

References:

1) Opasanon S, Magnette A, Meuleniere F, Harding K. Askina® Calgitrol® Made Easy. Wounds International 2012; 3(1). Available from www.woundsinternational.com

2) Instruction for use: Askina® Calgitrol® Ag, Askina® Calgitrol® THIN, Askina® Calgitrol® Paste.

3) Trial C, Darbas H, Lavigne J-P, Sotto A, Simoneau G, Tillet Y, et al. Assessment of the antimicrobial effectiveness of a new silver alginate wound dressing: a RCT. J Wound Care. 2010Jan;19(1):20–6.

4) Wounds International. Using Askina® Calgitrol® Paste for the treatment of diabetic foot infection: case studies. London: Wounds International 2013. Available from www.woundsinternational.

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