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.
Silver Alginates react immediately and are highly efficient against a wide range of microorganisms including MRSA. Our unique silver dressings play an important role in reducing the bacterial load.
Due to its specific and patented ionic silver alginate matrix, Askina® Calgitrol® provides a broad antimicrobial effectiveness(1). In contact with wound exudate, the alginate matrix forms a soft gel allowing a sustained controlled release to the wound bed during use of the dressing (2).
Using the same technology with different presentation, Askina® Calgitrol® range is well adapted to the different wound types.
- Instruction for use: Askina® Calgitrol® Ag, Askina® Calgitrol® THIN, Askina® Calgitrol® Paste.
- Opasanon S, Magnette A, Meuleniere F, Harding K. Askina® Calgitrol® Made Easy. Wounds International 2012; 3(1). Available from www.woundsinternational.com
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