Wound care professionals will use the silver dressing that best meets the dual challenges of infection and pain management, especially in outpatient settings where resources are limited.
This was the background setting to the recently published Truchetet & Meaume study that investigated the type of wounds on which silver wound care dressings could be used, and the effectiveness of using these dressings in treating and managing wounds in the patient’s own home.
Truchetet & Meaume used the Mepilex® Ag dressing in their study. Mepilex Ag is a wound care dressing with an absorbent polyurethane foam pad that contains a silver sulphate compound. When fluids, such as wound exudate, are absorbed into the dressing, silver ions are rapidly released that inhibit a wide range of wound-related pathogens including bacteria and fungi.
Truchetet & Meaume observed 794 patients with wounds exhibiting at least three of the following five criteria – a high exudation level, pain between dressing changes, peri-wound erythema, oedema and foul odour.
When treated with Mepilex Ag, the patient’s wounds produced clear and significant improvements in the wound status within a three-week period.
The Mepilex Ag range of products offers a dual wound care management solution for healthcare professionals. By releasing silver ions into the wound, Mepilex Ag can reduce the bioburden and resolve the signs of local infection. Mepilex Ag dressings with Safetac® minimize pain during dressing changes by using a formula that does not stick to the wound on removal.
Each product in the Mepilex Ag range – Mepilex Ag, Mepilex® Heel Ag, Mepilex® Border Ag and Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag – contains the same type of silver and Safetac layer.
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Safetac is a unique adhesive wound contact interface, which minimizes pain to patients and trauma to wounds. Safetac technology is exclusive to Mölnlycke Health Care dressings. Read more
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