Vive Calcium Alginate Dressing (Sterile)

$8.99 Excl. tax
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More absorbent than traditional gauze, the unique calcium alginate gauze pad absorbs up to 13 times its weight, making it ideal for heavily exuding traumatic and surgical wounds. Also creates a protective, gel-like barrier that keeps the wound moist. Read more
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  • Cover and Protect Wounds and Sores
    Comfortable against the skin, the Vive Care calcium alginate dressing pads cover and protect traumatic and surgical wounds, burns, pressure ulcers and more. The absorbent alginate pads are ideal for moderate to heavy exuding wounds and wounds with cavities, creating a protective barrier to prevent contamination.


  • Super Absorbent Padding
    Made with calcium alginate, our wound dressings are high absorbent and create a moist environment to promote natural healing. The versatile dressing pads absorb wound discharge up to 13 times their weight and never adhere to your wound like traditional gauze for easy, painless removal. 


  • Easy to Apply
    Our alginate dressing pads are lightweight and flexible to conform to the wound for optimal coverage. Each wound dressing pad can be folded for layered protection and cavity packing or trimmed to fit small wounds and those difficult to cover areas such as the elbow, heel and knee.


  • Sterile Wound Patches
    Includes 10 calcium alginate dressings that measure 2” by 2” or 4” by 4” for versatile use. Each Vive Care wound dressing pad is individually packaged and should be changed daily to protect the wound contamination. 


  • Product Thickness:

    • 2”x2”: 3mm±2mm

    • 4”x4”: 3mm±2mm

  • Material(s): Calcium alginate 120g/m2

  • Shelf life: 3 years

  • Latex free: Yes

  • Instructions:  

    • Clean the wound with sterile water and dry the surrounding skin gently.

    • Choose the right size of dressing to cover the wound according to the wound area. The dressing may be cut or folded for best fit. 

    • Cover and secure the VIVECARE Calcium Alginate Dressing with a secondary dressing.

    • Dressing change frequency will depend on patient condition and the level of exudates. Initially it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours. When the exudates reduce, the frequency may be slowed down. 

    • Dressing Removal: Gently remove the secondary dressing. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile saline water prior to removal. 



  • Sterile

  • Individually wrapped

  • Highly absorbent

  • Antibacterial

  • Can be cut to fit the size of the wound

  • Does not irritate or stick to the wound 

  • Change Frequency: Up to 4 days depending on amount of exudate, may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours for heavy exudate.