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Acute and chronic wounds have a tendancy to get infected and compromise the normal healing pathway, leading to a greater burden on health systems, long term disabilities and an overall reduction of a patient鈥檚 quality of life.

Take wound bed preparation seriously with Prontosan and combine it with Askina Calgitrolfor a broad antimicrobial effectiveness.(1)

Reference:

1. Naude L. The use of Prontosan庐 in combination of Askina庐 Calgitrol庐: an independent case series. Wounds International, 2018 ; 9(1): 44-48. 聽Available at http://www.woundsinternational.com (accessed 16.03.2018).

Prontosan庐 - Only a clean wound can heal

Wound infections are caused by the deposit and profileration of microorganisms in the surgical site of a susceptible host. There are numerous ways microorganisms can聽enter the wound bed. The infection can result in sepsis when bacteria spreads into the blood stream. If not actively treated, a sepsis can progress to multi-organ failures with a potentially lethal outcome.聽

The main objective is to prevent infections聽rather than聽to treat them.

Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 - Broad antimicrobial effectiveness(2)

The treatment of local infection is essential for the healing process.聽Silver Alginates react immediately and are highly efficient against a wide range of microorganisms. Our unique silver dressings play an important role in reducing the bacterial load.

Due to its specific and patented ionic silver alginate matrix, Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 provides聽a broad antimicrobial effectiveness.(2) In contact with wound聽exudate, the alginate matrix forms a soft gel allowing a sustained controlled release to the wound bed during use of the dressing. (3)

Using the same technology with different presentation, Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 range is聽well adapted to the different聽wound types.聽聽

References:
2. Instruction for use: Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 Ag, Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 THIN, Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 Paste.
3. Opasanon S, Magnette A, Meuleniere F, Harding K. Askina庐 Calgitrol庐 Made Easy. Wounds International 2012; 3(1). Available from www.woundsinternational.com

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Biofilm

60% of chronic wounds聽contain biofilm with a role聽in wound infection(4).

Reference:
4. T. Swanson et al: International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) Wound infection in clinical practice. Wounds International 2016

Infection

50% of chronic wounds are estimated to be infected(5).

Reference:
5. C. Dowsett: Adopting the two-week challenge in practice: making the case for silver dressings, Wounds UK, Vol. 10, N掳2, 2014

Surgical site infections

38% of infections are in surgical patients.聽SSI are considered the most frequent complication聽in surgical patients(6).

Reference:
6. European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals 鈥揌AISSI protocol, version 1.02, 2012

Length of stay

Surgical Site Infections (SSI) increase the length of stay聽in hospitals by 3 to 20 days(7).

Reference:
7. World Health Organization: Hand Hygiene and the Surgical Patient Journey. http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/EN_PSP_GPSC1_5May_2016/en/ (accessed Aug. 2016), 2016

Best practice videos in preventing and managing infection

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These product & practice videos aim to update clinicians on best practices and explain how products can be used as preventing and managing infection in wound care can often be challenging. The series of videos was produced by Wounds International with the support of B. Braun.聽Learn more about Made Easy Live.

Case study 1: Using Prontosan庐 Wound Irrigation Solution and Gel X on a patient with recurrent venous leg ulceration.

72-year-old woman with a seven-year history of recurrent venous ulcerations. Her current ulcer has been present for 14 months. She has a history of recurrent local and systemic infections.聽She has osteoarthritis, which gives her back and knee pain. She is taking anti-inflammatory medication regularly for the pain.

Case study 2: The use of Calgitrol庐 Ag on a patient with recurrent venous ulceration聽聽聽

74-year- old woman with a five-year history of venous ulceration. Her current ulcer has been present for 16 months.

She has osteoarthritis, hypertension and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has left her with a slight tremor. She is taking propranolol 40mg, dihydrocodeine 30mg and bendroflumethazide 2-5mg. She is allergic to adhesive dressings.

Creating a clean environment for dressing changes

This video will give viewers a step-by-step guide preparing a clean environment prior to changing a dressing, using B. Braun products.

How to apply Prontosan庐

This video will show the correct technique for using Prontosan庐 (solution and gel) to cleanse a wound.

Expert opinions on infection management

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Interview 1:

Using Prontosan庐 Wound Irrigation Solution and Gel X on patients with recurrent venous leg ulceration

Interview 2:

Using Calgitrol庐 Ag on patients with recurrent venous ulceration

Brochures & Clinical Evidences

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Prevention and treatement of infection Brochure
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Remove barrier to healing Brochure
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Case report: The use of Prontosan in combination with Askina Calgitrol
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Case studies Askina Calgitrol
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Clinical effectiveness of alginate silver dressing in outpatient management of partial-thickness burns
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Clinical use of an advanced ionic silver dressing
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