What to Know When Using Restore® Contact Layer Dressings with Silver

*Seek advice from your licensed healthcare professional in regards to your healthcare needs

Last week, we launched a new series to highlight different wound care supplies to share helpful pointers for using Restore Contact Layer Dressings. This week, we take a closer look at the Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver and important information you should know before using.

  • Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver dressing are designed with TRIACT® Technology.
    Like Hollister Wound Care’s Restore Contact Layer Dressings, the Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver also use TRIACT technology, which means that while the outside dressing material is made of a fine polyester mesh, the inside of the dressing uses an advanced, patented petrolatum-based formula to help prevent sticking and disruption of the healing process during dressing removal. Silver sulfate is added to provide a slow and constant release of ions.
  • Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver may help reduce infection in light to moderate exuding wounds.
    Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver work best with second degree burns, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers and graft and donor sites. The silver dressings may be used on infected wounds only under the care of a healthcare professional.

  • Dressing flexibility means virtually pain-free dressing removals.
    When wound exudate comes in contact with the dressing, the hydrocolloid particles combine with the matrix to form a “gel,” providing a moist environment that promotes healing. Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver gives a virtually pain free dressing removal and helps minimize damage to newly formed surrounding skin.  It is ideal for use on wounds with fragile surrounding skin.
  • Continuous release of silver in Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver can fight bacteria such as MRSA.
    In Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver, silver sulfate is locked within the bandage.  When the dressing comes in contact with wound exudates, the silver sulfate molecules release silver ions. In-vitro studies have shown that continuous silver release sustains anti-bacterial activity for up to seven days, fighting such common bacteria as Staph, Streptococcus pyogenes and MRSA.
  • Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver may require more frequent changes than dressings without silver.
    For Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver, it is recommended to change the dressing every one to three days depending on the wound and the healing progression.  Duration of treatment is determined by the physician and depends on wound type and healing conditions.

  • Some individuals should not use Restore Contact Layer Dressings with Silver.
    This applies to individuals who are sensitive to silver or have had an allergic reaction to the dressing or one of its components. Hollister Wound Care has a broad range of dressing alternatives.

If you have any questions about this product or use of it, please contact EB Coordinator Leslie Rader at 1-888-EBAID4U or by email at leslie.rader@hollisterwoundcare.com.

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