REDUCING THE BURDEN OF WOUND CARE
£5.3 billion is spent annually on wounds in the UK. 2.2 million wounds were managed by the NHS in 2012/13, many of which never heal. Traditional cleaning with saline or water is ineffective especially in complex wounds.
The presence of Biofilm is acknowledged as a leading cause of delayed wound healing. Biofilm is a complex microbial community contained in a protective matrix which adheres to a wound bed. Biofilm can become tolerant to antibiotics and antiseptics and can promote a chronic inflammatory response.
Prontosan: Low Cost High Impact
Proactive management with Prontosan improves standardisation of wound care through increased healing rates, fewer nursing visits, reduced spend on dressings and reduced extra bed days.