6665 Kerlix™ AMD Antimicrobial Island Dressing Super Sponges Me

Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings super sponges are impregnated with PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide), a powerful yet safe antiseptic that has a broad range effectiveness against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms including some multi-drug resistant strains such as MRSA. This exciting new product provides healthcare facilities a low cost, prophylactic method of treatment without changing nursing protocol. In addition to its antimicrobial capabilities the Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings super sponges are a superior primary and secondary dressing designed to absorb and transfer exudate away from the wound.

Order Information

Order CodeDescriptionShip Case
6662Kerlix™ AMD Antimicrobial Island Dressing Super Sponges Medium Sterile 2's in Soft Pouch480
6665Kerlix™ AMD Antimicrobial Island Dressing Super Sponges Medium Sterile 5's in Soft Pouch600
6660Kerlix™ AMD Antimicrobial Island Dressing Super Sponges Medium Sterile 10's in Rigid Tray480

Features and Benefits

Contain PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide).Highly effective against most organisms. Limits cross-contamination from patient to patient, patient to clinician, and patient to the environment.
Resists bacterial colonization within the dressing.Helps prevent infections from growing and spreading in the dressing.
Reduce bacterial penetration through the dressing.Helps minimize infection exposure from strike-though.
Broad-spectrum effectiveness provides protection against gram negative, gram positive and fungi/yeast microorganisms including MRSA and VRE.Helps reduce the risk of hospital acquired infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PHMB?PHMB stands for Polyhexamethylene Biguanide, which is a gentle yet efficacious antiseptic. It is in the chlorhexidine family but not as cytotoxic.
Is PHMB safe?Yes, PHMB is commonly found in household cleaners and contact lens solutions.
Is there a risk for resistance with PHMB?There is no known resistance to PHMB. In fact, similar antiseptics have been commonly used for years with no major resistance. PHMB annihilates the cell wall. This mode of action makes resistance highly unlikely.
Are Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings with PHMB efficacious?Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings have been demonstrated effective against: VRE, MRSA, Acintobacter Baumannii, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterbacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Serratia marcesens, and Staphylococcus coagulase.
Why use an Kerlix™AMD antimicrobial dressing?Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings resist bacterial colonization, reduce bacterial penetration, limit cross-contamination, and maintain balance of native skin flora.
Do Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings impact healthy skin?Clinical studies have shown that Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings have no negative impact to epithelialization. In fact, it appears that Kerlix™ AMD antimicrobial dressings help maintain native skin flora levels.

Instructions for Use

  • No change to clinical protocol - Use Kerlix™ AMD sponges as you would a standard super sponge


  • Can be used as a primary dressing to minimize bacterial log counts in the wound bed
  • Can be used as a secondary dressing to eliminate growth within the gauze and protect against bacterial proliferation through the gauze


  • Dakin's Solution™* may inactivate PHMB. This will impact dressing efficacy but should not be dangerous to patient health.

  • Model: 6665
  • Shipping Weight: 36lbs


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