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 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.
The main objective is to prevent infections rather than to treat them.
Infected Wound treatment guide
|Therapeutic objectives||Bacterial load reduction
|Procedures / actions||Wound cleansing
Prevents bacterial contamination
Balances moist wound environment
|Wound cleansing and wound bed preparation||Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution
Prontosan® Wound Gel
Prontosan® Wound Gel X
|Primary wound dressing||
|Secondary wound dressing||Askina® Pad
Expert opinions on infection management
The Current Products & Practices aim to update clinicians on best practices and explains how to use a range of products.
Case study 1:
Using Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution and Gel X on patients with recurrent venous leg ulceration
Case study 2
Using Calgitrol® Ag on patients with recurrent venous ulceration
Case study 3
Using Calgitrol® Paste on a patients with recurrent venous ulceration