Journal articlesActivHeal Aquafiber: a new soft, conformable highly-absorbent dressing for use with chronic wounds

ActivHeal Aquafiber: a new soft, conformable highly-absorbent dressing for use with chronic wounds

01/09/08 | Products | John Timmons

Exudate management is a challenge for the healthcare team as well as for the patient and despite a number of products being available, many patients still feel that exudate management is a significant problem, particularly for cavity wounds. Alginate dressings have been available for a number of years and can play a major role in the management of wound exudate. This article looks at ActivHeal AquaFiber®, a new advanced alginate dressing that has been produced to provide excellent absorbency compared with standard alginates. Its high wet strength and vertical wicking make it comparable with hydrofibre dressings.