Aspen Medical
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RRP £18.36
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Aspen Medical Sorbsan Ribbon with Probe is ideal for managing cavity wounds; the fibres absorb exudate and form a gel which fully contours the wound. The gelled fibres can be irrigated away from the wound with normal saline 0.9% for pain free removal. Sorbsan Ribbon dressings come with a plastic probe to help assess the wound before dressing.

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Description

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing are sterile non-woven calcium alginate cavity wound dressings, high in Mannuronic acid, and low in Guluronic acid.

PRODUCT INFORMATION:
The fibres of Sorbsan ribbon and packing swell and form a sodium-calcium alginate gel in contact with wound exudate.
This gel:
> Provides a ‘moist wound healing environment’
> Conforms to the contours of the wound
> Allows gaseous exchange
> Facilitates wound healing
> Draws contaminating bacteria into the dressing, and away from the wound, along with wound exudate
> Minimises pain on dressing removal
> Minimises disruption to newly formed tissue on dressing removal
> Allows the dressing to be easily removed with sterile saline (0.9%) solution.

Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing are supplied with a sterile plastic medical probe (single use only) to aid with assessment of the wound size and shape.

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND WARNINGS:
Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to Sorbsan Ribbon or Sorbsan Packing Calcium Alginate Cavity Wound Dressings, or any of their components.
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing may be used on wounds which are clinically infected when:
> A medical practitioner is consulted
> Current wound treatment protocols are reviewed
> Underlying causes are addressed
> Appropriate anti microbial therapy is given when so directed
> Sorbsan is changed daily to allow visual inspection of the wound

In the early stages of Sorbsan use, the wound may appear to increase in size. This is to be expected as the moist wound environment encourages autolytic debridement prior to granulation tissue formation and wound healing.
In common with other hydrophilic wound dressings, an initial "drawing" sensation may be experienced shortly after application of Sorbsan. Wetting the wound with sterile saline 0.9% immediately before dressing application may help prevent this discomfort.
As healing progresses and the wound becomes smaller less exudate is generally produced. If the wound is not producing enough exudate to gel Sorbsan’s fibres, a different dressing choice should be considered, in line with existing clinical protocols.
In the management of exuding wounds, Sorbsan can only make the overlying condition conducive to healing. If after 4-6 weeks of using Sorbsan there has been no improvement, the original diagnosis should be reassessed and current treatment practices should be reviewed in line with existing clinical protocols.
Sorbsan Ribbon should not be used on wounds where the opening of the sinus is smaller than the width of the medical probe provided.
Sorbsan Ribbon or Sorbsan Packing should not be packed tightly into the wound.
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing are sterile, single use products. Do not use if the packaging has been damaged.

METHOD OF USE:
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing should be applied under medical supervision. Always use aseptic techniques.

PREPARATION:
Use existing clinical protocols to clean/debride the wound in preparation for the application of Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing Calcium Alginate Cavity Wound Dressings.
> Assess the wound in order to determine the most appropriate sized dressing for the size and shape of the cavity.

DRESSING APPLICATION:
Sorbsan Packing
> Assess the wound using the sterile medical probe provided.
> Insert the Sorbsan Packing dressing directly into the wound cavity
> Do not pack the wound tightly.
> Ensure that a small length (2cm) of dressing remains protruding from the cavity.
> The wound may be made wet with a small amount of sterile saline solution (0.9%) prior to application if the patient complains of a ‘drawing’ sensation. However, if the wound is not producing high enough exudate levels to
gel Sorban’s fibres, it may be appropriate to change to a different dressing type.
> Apply an appropriate secondary dressing over sorbsan packing to prevent dehydration, and secure with tape or bandage using existing clinical protocols.

DRESSING WEAR TIME:
> If the secondary dressing needs changing due to exudate leakage, Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing should also be changed.
> It may be necessary at first, when the exudates levels are at their highest, to change Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing dressings daily.
> This frequency can be reduced as the exudates levels decrease, when deemed clinically appropriate.
> When exudate levels are low, good clinical practice indicates that wound dressings should be replaced at least once every seven days. This enables assessment of wound condition, and thus a review of the effectiveness of current treatment practices, to be made.
> In wounds where clinical infection is observed Sorbsan should be changed daily to allow visual inspection of the wound. Always consult a medical practitioner, review the current wound treatment protocols, address the underlying causes and instigate appropriate antimicrobial therapy when so directed.

Specification

Dressing Primary Type
Protective
Dressing Type
Alginates
Wound Type
Granulating , Epithelialising , Cavity , Ulcer,
Would Colour
Red/Pink, Yellow,
Exudate Rate
Heavy

Dimensions

Format
Flat
Size
1 box of 5 dressings
Pack Size
5

Instructions

INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing calcium alginate wound dressings may be used in cavity wounds where there is a moderate to high level of exudate.
Sorbsan Packing is suitable for the management of larger, wet cavity wounds.
Sorbsan Ribbon is suitable for use in smaller, wet cavity wounds such as sinus’ and fistulas.
Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing are therefore suitable for the management of Abcesses, sinus’ and fistulas resulting from:
> Pilonidal sinus’
> Pressure sores
> Post-operative wounds
> Fungating lesions

DRESSING REMOVAL:
> Remove the secondary dressing using existing clinical protocols.
> To remove Sorbsan Ribbon and Packing calcium alginate from the wound, gently pull the protruding length of dressing to lift the nongelled part of the dressing from the wound
> Irrigate the wound with sterile saline (0.9%) to remove Sorbsan gel left in the wound site.
> Use existing clinical protocols to clean the wound in order to remove any remaining exudate residue before wound assessment or the application of further dressings.

Delivery & returns

Delivery

Mainland UK Standard Delivery Service (3–5 working days) - £2.99
Express Delivery Service (1–2 working days) - £6.99
Next Day Before 12pm (1-2 working days) - £14.99

Northern Ireland, The Highlands and Islands, AB Post Codes, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Jersey and Eire Standard Delivery Service (2–3 working days) - £2.99

Europe International Tracked & Signed Service (3–5 working days, under 2kg) - £9.99
Special Delivery Service (up to 7 working days, 2kg - 5kg) - £29.99

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Rest of the world Standard Delivery Service (up to 7 working days, under 2kg) - £30.00
Special Delivery Service (up to 7 working days, 2kg - 5kg) - £75.00

Returns

When you are returning goods, the credit will be made to the appropriate payment card or account used for the original purchase and please allow up to 2 weeks. A copy of the original invoice must also be sent with the returned product and all returns should be posted to the following address.

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