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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
Exudate management
Odour control 
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 

Deep:
Askina® Calgitrol® Paste
Askina® Calgitrol® Thin

Superficial: 
Askina® Calgitrol® Ag
Askina® Calgitrol® Paste

Secondary wound dressing  Askina® Pad
Bandage, tape 
Replacement frequency Daily

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

Creating a clean environment when changing dressings