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Alternative to antibiotics in wound care

Infected wounds

A common complication of wounds (and chronic wounds in particular) are infections. Wound infections compromise the normal healing process and may lead to a reduction in the patients’ quality of life. Even worse, they bear the risk of amputation and lethal sepsis. Additionally, as if losing a limb or a patient's life is not enough, wound infections provide a great burden to the health care system.

That is why it is important to find the best strategy to prevent, diagnose and manage wound infections.

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of chronic wounds contain biofilm with a role in wound infection.(1)


of chronic wounds are estimated to be infected.(2)

Chronic wounds

Prevention and treatment of wound infection

Manage infected wounds covering all stages of the wound infection continuum 

Early Intervention strategies for wound infection management

A thorough wound assessment is essential for preventing and treating wound infections and all types of complications that can accompany them. During our B. Braun symposium, we focused on the importance of recognizing the signs of a developing wound infection and how to assess them using the Wound Infection Continuum.

Clinical evidence and interviews

Liezl Naude: The use of Prontosan® in combination with Askina® Calgitrol®

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Kim Wilde: Practical perspective on wound infection

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Louisa Way: Manage and prevent wound infections during Covid-19

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Antimicrobial resistance and misuse of antibiotics 
Antimicrobial stewardship
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Sucess story

Rescue from amputation

Do you know the story of Galo, the man whose foot amputation was avoided by a B. Braun sales rep?

Find out more about how wound management with Prontosan® and Askina® changed the situation.

Read the story

1) Davis SC, Harding A, Gil J, Parajon F, Valdes J, Solis M & Higa A “Effectiveness of a polyhexanide irrigation solution on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in a porcine wound model” in International Wound Journal ISSN 1742-4801, 2017, 1-8, © 2017 Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd doi: 10.1111/iwj.12734.

2) C. Dowsett: Adopting the two-week challenge in practice: making the case for silver dressings, Wounds UK, Vol. 10, N°2, 2014.1) International Wound Infection Institute (IWII). Wound infection in clinical practice. Wounds International 2016.

3) International Wound Infection Institute (IWII). Wound infection in clinical practice. Wounds International 2016.

4) To, E The effectivness of PHMB agents for the treatment of chronic wounds: A systematic review, Advance wound healing, 2016.

5) Naude L. The use of Prontosan® in combination of Askina® Calgitrol®: an independent case series. Wounds International, 2018 ; 9(1): 44-48.  Available at  (accessed 16.03.2018).

6) Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crisis for the Health and Wealth of Nations. Review on AMR, Wellcome Trust, HM Government, 2014. Available at: (accessed 31.03.2017)



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