SAF-Gel® is a Hydrating Dermal Wound Dressing with alginate. SAF-Gel® provides an optimal moist wound-healing environment and aids in autolytic debridement. It is easy to apply and is conveniently packaged in a multiple-use tube.SAF-Gel® Hydrating Dermal Wound Dressing provides a moist environment that hydrates dry or necrotic tissue and reduces wound dead space. SAF-Gel® is a primary dressing indicated for use on: · Dry wounds with or without depth to create a moist wound environment · Pressure ulcers (Stages I – V) · Venous ulcers · Second degree burns · Cuts, abrasions and skin tears.
Wounds heal faster, with less pain and less scarring, in a moist environment. Advanced wound dressings work by hydration (adding moisture to the wound bed) or by absorption (absorbing drainage, thereby keeping the wound bed moist). When selecting a primary dressing, keep in mind it may need a secondary dressing to contain the dressing and secure it in place. The following dressing categories usually require a secondary dressing: Calcium Alginates Hydrogels (SAF-GEL) Foams Pastes Collagens