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You can order by product number (See Product Codes). If you choose to order by name, TRITEC™ and TRITEC Silver are our primary dressing products, ULTRA and ULTRA Silver are our foam dressing products and ASSIST is our low-adherent dressing product. Active Fluid Management® or AFM® is the proprietary moisture management technology. SelectSilver® is our proprietary antimicrobial silver technology.
 
 
 
TRITEC has been designed to be easy to use and intuitive for nurses and wound care professionals. When treating a moderate to highly exuding wound, apply the dressing with the printed side away from the wound. To add moisture to the wound bed simply apply the dressing with the print side towards the wound. ULTRA and ASSIST Silver should always be applied with the print side away from the wound.  

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HOW LONG CAN THE DRESSINGS BE LEFT IN PLACE?                                                              All dressings are commonly left on until clinical reassessment. With TRITEC and ASSIST,
you may change the secondary absorbent, if it becomes saturated, without removing the dressing. ULTRA should be changed as needed and the frequency of change will depend upon the amount of exudate and level of saturation of the dressing.                                                                             
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TRITEC, ULTRA and ASSIST were designed to be cut to size. If cut, the dressing will maintain its physical integrity without unravelling. To protect periwound skin, the dressing should overlap the wound by 3–5 cm.
 
 
TRITEC and ULTRA have been found to be non-adherent to most wounds. In the event that these dressings do adhere to the wound, re-moisten the dressing with sterile saline or water to ease removal.  ASSIST is designed with an integrated low-adherent layer for easy removal.
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TRITEC, ULTRA and ASSIST may be secured with an adhesive secondary dressing (roll gauze, tape or medical adhesive) depending on the anatomical location and periwound concern.
 
 
There is no need to pre-wet TRITEC, ULTRA or ASSIST dressings prior to application on draining wounds or wounds not requiring additional hydration.                                                                                   Back to top


DO THE DRESSINGS NEED TO BE ACTIVATED?
No. Silver releases when exposed to sodium from the body. TRITEC and ULTRA dressings can be applied wet or dry.
 
 
TRITEC and ULTRA’s performance has not been altered by any of the commercial wound cleansers tested. However, it has been documented that silver can compromise the effectiveness of some debriding enzymes. 
TRITEC and ULTRA are not intended to be used for debridement. However, some autolytic debridement of slough may occur when using the products, resulting in a thin film of residue under the dressing over time. If this is observed, consider increasing the change frequency of the dressing to ensure fluid management is not compromised. “Wet-to-dry” techniques are not recommended.
 
 
TRITEC and ULTRA have the ability to pull moisture away from the wound, helping to prevent maceration, even under compression. Wounds with significant drainage may require additional absorptive secondary dressings.
 
 
TRITEC and ASSIST can be covered by inexpensive secondary dressings. Roll gauze, ABD pads or foams are all excellent replaceable secondary dressing choices. ULTRA does not require a secondary dressing.
 
 
TRITEC, ULTRA and ASSIST have been used extensively to manage moisture and protect skin grafts. A non-adherent wound veil should be used with TRITEC and ULTRA as the contact layer for this application.  ASSIST has a low-adherent layer and does not require a veil.
 
 
TRITEC  and ASSIST may serve as an excellent wound contact layer under negative pressure. The dressings can be fenestrated to help move moisture to the NPWT. However, ULTRA dressings should NOT be used under negative pressure. Case studies and posters are available to download at healthcare.milliken.com
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