ActiCoat Flex 3 and 7 day dressings, manufactured by Smith & Nephew, are a silver coated, antimicrobial dressing that is perfect for burns and other dry wounds. These Silver Wound Dressings are unique because they use Silryst Technology to release more silver ions per square inch than typically possible. These Wound Dressings are thinner and more flexible than other 3 and 7 day wound dressings.
These dressings must stay moist to release the silver ions. Moisten the Dressing in water 2-3 times daily. The dressing can be removed, moistened, and reapplied or moistened while on the body with a syringe or feeding tube. Acticoat Flex is non-adhesive and therefore, may be used with a secondary dressing. The Allevyn Thin or Gauze Dressings are recommended for wounds with light exudates. EXU-DRY Dressings are recommended for wounds with medium to high exudates.