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Pressure ulcer treatment

The challenge to manage pressure ulcers

We all want to avoid pressure ulcers. Considerable progress has been made in this area the past few years. Nevertheless, pressure ulcers remain a challenge. B. Braun offers different solutions including products for skin care, wound bed preparation and infection management, as well as exudate management. Taking action right from the start helps you to prevent the aggravation of existing pressure ulcers and to support the healing process.

*examples of barriers = slough, necrotic tissue and/or biofilm
Management of stage 1 pressure ulcers

Management of stage 2 pressure ulcers

Management of stage 3 pressure ulcers

Management of stage 4 pressure ulcers

Clinical case presentation: pressure ulcer managment
"Back to life" after four months of healing of his pressure ulcer

Our product portfolio

Wound bed preparation and biofilm management

Wound infection and odor management

Exudate management

Skin resistance improvement and skin protection

[1] Graves N, Birrell F, Whitby M. Effect of pressure ulcers on length of hospital stay. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Mar;26(3):293-7. doi: 10.1086/502542. PMID: 15796283.

[2] Sebba Tosta de Souza DM, Veiga DF, Santos ID, Abla LE, Juliano Y, Ferreira LM. Health-Related Quality of Life in Elderly Patients With Pressure Ulcers in Different Care Settings. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2015 Jul-Aug;42(4):352-9. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000142. PMID: 26135820.

[3] Labeau SO, Afonso E, Benbenishty J, Blackwood B, Boulanger C, Brett SJ, Calvino-Gunther S, Chaboyer W, Coyer F, Deschepper M, François G, Honore PM, Jankovic R, Khanna AK, Llaurado-Serra M, Lin F, Rose L, Rubulotta F, Saager L, Williams G, Blot SI; DecubICUs Study Team; European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) Trials Group Collaborators. Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Feb;47(2):160-169. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06234-9. Epub 2020 Oct 9. Erratum in: Intensive Care Med. 2021 Apr;47(4):503-520. PMID: 33034686; PMCID: PMC7880913.

[4] Munoz N, Posthauer ME, Cereda E, Schols JMGA, Haesler E. The Role of Nutrition for Pressure Injury Prevention and Healing: The 2019 International Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2020 Mar;33(3):123-136. doi: 10.1097/ PMID: 32058438.

[5] see current IFU Linovera®

[6] see current IFU Linovera® Emulsion

[7] see current IFU Askina® Heel

[8] see current IFU Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution

[9] see current IFU Prontosan® Wound Gel 

[10] see current IFU Prontosan® Debridement Pad

[11] see current IFU Askina® Calgitrol Paste

[12] see current IFU Askina® Calgitrol AG

[13] see current IFU Askina® Carbosorb

[14] see current IFU Askina® DresSil Sacrum

[15] see current IFU Askina® DresSil Heel

[16] see current IFU Askina® DresSil

[17] see current IFU Askina® DresSil Border

[18] see current IFU Askina® Foam

[19] see current IFU Askina® Barrier Cream

[20] see current IFU Askina® Barrier Film Swabs

[21] see current IFU Askina® Barrier Film Spray

[22] see current IFU Askina® Sorb 

[23] Defloor T, De Bacquer D, Grypdonck MH. The effect of various combinations of turning and pressure reducing devices on the incidence of pressure ulcers. Int J Nurs Stud. 2005 Jan;42(1):37-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.013. PMID: 15582638.

[24] Gefen A.: How much time does it take to get a pressure ulcer? Integrated evidence from human, animal, and in vitro studies. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2008 Oct;54(10):26-8, 30-5. PMID: 18927481.

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