Antimicrobial Dressing

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Benefits of using Antimicrobial Dressings

Antimicrobial wound dressings have the following benefits:
  • Provide a broad range of antibacterial and antimicrobial activity
  • Maintain a moist wound healing environment
  • Address tissue debridement and moisture balance
  • Effective against a wide range of bacteria and fungi
  • Absorb exudate and bacteria
  • Control bacteria bio-burden
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Prevent infection Reduce odor
  • Some dressings can be used under compression
  • Can reduce hypergranulation

When to use Antimicrobial Wound Dressings?

Antimicrobial dressings can be used as a primary or secondary dressing in the treatment of the following:
  • Infected and non-healing wounds
  • Draining and exuding wounds
  • Highly colonized wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Burns

When to avoid Antimicrobial Dressings?

Antimicrobial dressings should not be used on patients with known sensitivities to any of the dressing components like silver, iodine, etc. The dressings containing silver cannot be worn during MRI procedures.