Undisturbed wound healing
Undisturbed wound healing centres around the idea that it is key to allow the body to handle the majority of the wound healing process itself, after good wound bed preparation
The alternative approach is to change dressings frequently – sometimes even daily – which not only interrupts the healing process, but increases the risk of contamination
Change can be difficult, but we are here to help every step of the way. We provide the products, the training and the real life reference – what we need is your expertise and understanding to champion change and help your facility to rethink wound care.
Join Dr. Tod Brindle, Dot Weir, and Karen Edwards in this webinar about Undisturbed wound healing and the impact of leaving a dressing in place can have on the patient, the wound, the practitioner, and the costs.
Mepilex Border Flex and Exufiber range
Mepilex® Border Flex combines innovative Flex Technology with our proven Safetac® Technology to create a secondary dressing that stays on and is uniquely conformable. Using Exufiber® or Exufiber® Ag+ and Mepilex Border Flex together delivers the benefits of both dressings and promotes an undisturbed healing environment for the wound
In her Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Leigh Tyson was able to identify savings of 68$ per patient by switching to Mepilex® Border Flex from alternative foam dressing with a lower unit cost
Exufiber® dressings help to create an optimal healing environment and reduce the risk of leaks, which means they can be left in place with confidence for up to seven days*.
* Exufiber® and Exufiber® Ag+ can be left in place for up to seven days, depending on wound condition and clinical practice. In addition Exufiber can be left in place for up to 14 days for donor sites.
Mepilex Border Flex
Stays on, uniquely conforms
To change protocols, and support undisturbed healing, you need a dressing that stays on as long as you need it to. Mepilex® Border Flex is not only designed to stay on and uniquely conform thanks to proprietary Flex technology, it also features smart exudate management – maintaining a moist healing environment, whilst avoiding the risk of maceration. Finally, Mepilex Border Flex features Safetac® soft silicone for gentle dressing changes, reducing pain and damage to skin
Designed to conform and stay on: Thanks to Flex Technology, the unique conformability of Mepilex® Border Flex allows it to adapt to the shape and movement of the patient
Smart exudate management: Giving you confidence to leave the dressing on for longer and still maintain an optimal wound healing environment.
Reduced pain and damage to the skin: All Mepilex® Border Flex dressings seek to reduce trauma caused by dressing changes. This is made possible by our proven Safetac® soft silicone wound contact layer, which minimises pain and damage to the skin and risk of maceration compared with traditional (adhesive) dressings
Deborah Nelson – an experienced wound care nurse based in US recently instigated a Quality Improvement Project which led her facility to rethink wound care and adapt their dressing change protocols from 3 to 7 days.
Exufiber® range: transfers efficiently**, removes cleanly
Highly exuding and cavity wounds can be challenging to treat, and painful and worrying for patients. Getting the conditions right for healing is essential. This means a moist environment, without excess exudate. A clean wound bed, undisturbed by slough, residue or debris. And preventing biofilm reformation, which can be a barrier to healing.
A fresh take on chronic wounds
The Exufiber® range offers a fresh take on the challenges of highly exuding and cavity wounds. The next generation Exufiber® dressings help to create an optimal healing environment and reduce the risk of leaks, which means they can be left in place with confidence for up to seven days*. This promotes undisturbed healing, and can reduce nursing time and costs.
Transfers exudate: Exufiber® dressings transfer exudate efficiently from the wound bed to the secondary dressing, locking it in to reduce the risk of pooling, leakage and maceration
Supports a clean wound bed: Residues and debris left in the wound can trigger a foreign body response, and disturb healing
Prevents biofilm reformation: Biofilms are present in almost all chronic, non-healing wounds and their presence may prevent healing
Hydrolock® Technology animation
Fluid transfer simulation
Exufiber® Ag+ vs Aquacel® Ag ExtraTM: retention comparison
Exufiber® Ag+ Biofilm action
Paulo Alves presents cases studies on how to support clean wound bed.