Wound Infection Solutions
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Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers can be costly and hard to treat. The presence of infection and biofilm can delay healing, cause wider complication such as amputation or systemic infection, and increase costs.
Optimal management of infection and biofilms, with informed antimicrobial stewardship and the appropriate use of antibiotics, can improve patient outcomes.
Find the right treatment pathway to help improve outcomes
Average treatment costs can be three times higher if wounds get infected with incorrect antimicrobial use reported in 51.4% of cases. Our solutions aim to facilitate effective management and treatment:
- When biofilms are identified.
- For stalled chronic wounds.
- When there are obvious signs of clinical (acute) infection.
- When precise debridement is required.
- To inform wound assessment and treatment choice.
With an effective treatment pathway:
- Minimise wound healing time and, through early intervention, potentially minimise the progression of local wound infection to something more severe
- Reduce usage of antimicrobial dressings, antibiotics and super-absorbers and improve antimicrobial stewardship
- Reduce treatment failures and recurrent infections, enhancing patient care
- Chronic wound management best practice may differ in the presence of infection or biofilm
Wound Infection Solution Products
Some examples of Smith & Nephews Wound Infection Solution Products can be found below. Click on this link to see Smith & Nephew's full range of products.
Wound Dressings for Proven Fast Resolution of Infection
Exudate and Infection In One Easy Package
Below are some documents that will help guide you to improve patient outcomes with accurate decision making, a fast response and effective treatment choices.
Management of sloughy and non-healing chronic ulcers can be difficult. We have included a Biofilm management protocol that you can use as a guide.
Download the Acticoat Chronic Wounds Detail Aid 1 here
Document Application Guides
Frequently Asked Questions
- Which steps should you follow to undertake a comprehensive assessment?
- What is a two- week challenge?
- For what period do you need to treat a wound with Biofilm?
- What are the modes of action for IODOSORB?
- How quickly will Acticoat start to kill bacteria?
- How effective is Acticoat?
- How long will Acticoat be active?