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ASSIST Silver dressings are designed for graft covers and burn injuries.

ASSIST Silver Burn Dressings


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 Overview

 
 
 ASSIST Silver Graft Cover Products
Every Milliken ASSIST Silver dressing utilizes Active Fluid Management® Technology created by Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC.  This three-part design combines two layers of high-performance fabric using a micro-knit process, creating a moisture transfer mechanism that pulls away and traps excess exudate.  

ASSIST Silver combines the moisture management benefits of AFM’s three-part design with a proprietary ceramic silver ion technology.  This controlled release of ionic silver inhibits a broad spectrum of infection-causing microbes including antibiotic-resistant strains such as MRSA.  The release of silver into the dressing is activated by the body’s own sodium with antimicrobial activity for up to seven days.

The patented low adherent layer in ASSIST Silver eliminates the need for a separate non-adherent layer, which saves O.R. and nursing time during application and maintenance.  Furthermore, the dressings’ low profile and flexibility allow for improved range of motion and patient comfort.


 

 

   Also see our ULTRA Foam Dressing and our TRITEC Antimicrobial Dressing 

 

 Indications

 
Indications for ASSIST Silver Dressings

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ACUTE AND CHRONIC WOUNDS INCLUDING:

     • Partial thickness burns
 
     • Skin grafts
 
     • Donor Sites
 
     • Lacerations
 
     • Abrasions

     • Stage II-IV dermal ulcers (vascular, venous, pressure and diabetic) 
 
                                                                  • Incisions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Features and Benefits

 
Features and Benefits of ASSIST Silver Burn Dressings
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Active Fluid Management                                     Patient Comfort
• Continuously removes excess exudate,                         • Low-adherent layer makes for easier
   bacteria and harmful toxins                                           dressing removal

• Minimizes the risk of maceration                                 • Stays flexible and moves with the patient

• Protects healthy intact skin                                         • Conformable and easy to use on difficult to

• Pumps moisture away from patient                                 dress areas


Easy to Use                                                             Silver Efficacy
• ASSIST can be applied directly to grafts                       • Proprietary ceramic silver ion technology                  
• Does not require prewetting/rewetting                        • Powerful controlled release of silver inhibits a    
• Change only the secondary dressing as                           broad-spectrum of infection causing microbes

   needed                                                                           including antibiotic-resistant strains

• Less wound bed disturbance                                       •  Proven to last up to 7 days.

                                                                                       • Activated by the body's own sodium

 

 Product Specifications

 
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 Application Guide

 
Initial Application
1. Apply ASSIST Silver directly to the graft site:
 

   a. Overlap the graft cover approximately 3 - 4 inches onto intact skin
   b. For large areas either overlap or place ASSIST Silver edge to edge

 Note: a non-adherent layer is not required between ASSIST Silver and the graft site

2.  Secure with roll gauze, burn netting or other appropriate secondary dressing 

Day 2-7

1. ASSIST Silver is usually replaced every 2-3 days in the first week post-grafting.
2. Between dressing changes, inspect secondary dressings for proper positioning and amount of drainage.
3. The secondary dressing can be replaced as needed without disturbing ASSIST Silver.

Days 8-Graft Healing

1. ASSIST Silver should be used until the graft is completely healed.
2. Apply and maintain secondary dressings as indicated above.
3. After the first week post-grafting, ASSIST Silver can be left in place for up to 7 days but should be changed per clinician preference. 

 
 
 
 

 Product Literature

 


 ASSIST Silver Product Sheet​        ASSIST Silver Absorbent                 ASSIST Silver                 ASSIST Silver Product Pamphlet
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