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Treating wounds

Innovations for better wound care

It's all about the outcome. We change how wounds are treated with innovations in advanced dressings and negative pressure wound therapy. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to treat wounds – so that healthcare professionals can deliver better patient and budget outcomes.

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Improving wound care by design

In advanced wound care, we stand out as the company that invented Safetac® technology – a silicone adhesive layer that enables dressings to be removed with less pain1,2 and without damaging the skin3. Our wound dressings with Safetac – such as Mepilex® and Mepitel® – forever changed how wounds are treated.

Over the years we’ve continually engaged with clinicians and patients. They’ve answered many questions. And we’ve learned a lot from this collaboration. It has helped us better understand what’s needed to improve the standard of care.

This continual learning is the cornerstone of our evolving designs in foam and fibre dressings – including antimicrobial solutions – plus wound contact layers and alginates.

We understand how to better manage the many different exudate and fluid scenarios. Reducing the risk of infections is important to us. We value improving patient comfort with less pain.

Every day we aim to develop wound management solutions that enable clinicians to perform at their best.

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References:  

1. Davies, P., Rippon, M. Evidence review. The clinical and economic benefits of Safetac technology in wound care. Medical Communications UK: Holsworthy, United Kingdom, 2011.

2. White, R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008;4(1):14-22.

3. Rippon, M., Davies, P., White, R. Taking the trauma out of wound care: the importance of undisturbed healing. Journal of Wound Care 2012;21(8):359-368

Let the healing begin

Talking to healthcare professionals and patients has taught us the importance of having the right solution for each treatment scenario. Every wound is different – from the common to the complex. Over decades, we’ve developed different materials and solutions to manage all types of wounds.

During this time we’ve kept expanding our range of conventional wound care solutions. We provide island dressings and films, as well as fixation, dermatology and compression products, plus swabs and wipes.

Every day we strive to innovate better solutions for all types of wounds – so when a patient needs care, their clinician can trust us. We want to provide what’s needed to help the body start healing.

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Controlled fluid management for complex wounds

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a technique that stimulates the wound by using sub-atmospheric pressure in a closed system to promote wound healing – all while transporting fluids from the wound site to the system’s canister. NPWT is an advanced treatment used for different types of surgical, acute and chronic wounds.

NPWT is facilitated through specialised equipment including a pump, interface dressing and semi-occlusive film. We provide these solutions for NPWT. And we like to continually improve. So we talked with clinicians and heard how patients regard NPWT as painful. We set out to change that – by introducing NPWT patients to our Safetac® silicone technology.

Our latest NPWT systems maximise the benefits of NPWT with less pain and trauma1 for patients – thanks to Safetac silicone. And we introduced Controlled Fluid Management (CFM) technology, for efficiently removing fluid from the wound site.

Our CFM technology also makes it easier to treat large wounds and multiple wounds with the same pump – to save on costs and avoid unnecessary patient inconvenience.

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References: 

1. White, R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008;4(1):14-22.

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