I recently received a home care client who has a very deep wound (1.0cm length by 1.5cm width by 3.5cm depth, tunnel at 12 o'clock 6.0cm, 10 o'clock is 4.5cm). We were given the instructions to cleanse with would cleaner, apply calcium alginate rope with silver and cover with foam adhesive. I have never used this calcium alginate rope with silver and from what i have read about it it gels once against the wound. So my question is are we still soaking it in saline before packing? I would assume to but I want to make sure. I am in the process of trying to get a hold of the wound clinic for more infor but no such luck at this time. Please give any info you can to help me understand this product.