BSN Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze – 5cm x 2m

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Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is used to fill wound cavities and fistulae or wound pockets so that it has direct contact with the wound bacteria…

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Description

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is used to fill wound cavities and fistulae or wound pockets so that it has direct contact with the wound bacteria, and is fixed with a secondary primary dressing. The gauze’s special coating creates a strong water-repellent property which helps to inactivate and physically bind wound bacteria to the dressing itself. With each dressing change the bound bacteria are removed and expelled from the wound, eliminating one of the principle barriers to wound healing.

The Cutimed Sorbact range from BSN Medical is one of the newest and most innovative approaches to antimicrobial wound care therapy. Using a unique antimicrobial concept that works without a chemically active agent, Cutimed Sorbact’s effectiveness is based on the powerful physical principle of hydrophobic interaction to cleanse colonized, contaminated and infected wounds.

Unlike dressings which depend on antimicrobials or antiseptics to remove bacteria from contaminated and infected wounds, Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is the first wound dressing to work without a chemically active agent.

By the physical principle of hydrophobic interaction, bacteria and fungi become physically and irreversibly bound to the dressings’ specially coated surface, within 30 seconds. Therefore with every dressing change, the bound bacteria and fungi are simply removed from the wound bed.

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings do not contain any antiseptic or antibiotic substances, hence treatment is not linked to any risk of development of resistant strains. The dressings are also not linked to contraindications and side effects that are associated with the use of other antimicrobial dressings.

The efficacy of Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is solely based on binding and removing wound pathogens without releasing chemically active substances that might impair the healing process.

The Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze is ideal for deep cavity wounds and exudate management of low to highly exuding wounds. It is effective against all wound pathogens including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus) , and may be combined with secondary dressings or pads for additional exudate absorption, or with any of the other Cutimed Sorbact family of products for optimal healing.

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings can be used without hesitation during pregnancy and breast-feeding, as well as on children.

The Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressings come in a box of 10.

Uses

Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze can be used for all types of contaminated, colonised or infected exuding wounds, regardless of their aetiology, such as chronic wounds, e.g. venous, arterial, or diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers.

The Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauze dressing is also suitable for use on acute wounds such as postoperative and dehisced wounds, traumatic wounds and post-excision of fistulas or abscess wounds.

The Cutimed Sorbact range is ideal for deep cavity wounds and exudate management of low to highly exuding wounds, and is also suitable for fungal infection in the groin, skin folds or between toes.

Application

Clean the wound as usual. If desired, gently press a Cutimed Sorbact Swab against the moist wound surface to remove superficial microbial contamination.

Direct wound contact is a prerequisite for the effective binding of microorganisms. Always apply the dressings in a way that ensures direct contact with the wound surface.

In deep or cavity wounds, apply Cutimed Sorbact Swabs or Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauzes and leave a part of the dressing sticking out of the wound so it can easily be removed. If required, cover with an absorbent Cutimed Sorbact Dressing. In superficial wounds, apply a Cutimed Sorbact Swab or Cutimed Sorbact Dressing. Apply the Cutimed Sorbact Dressing to the wound green side down.

Depending on the amount of wound exudate, Cutimed Sorbact Swabs, Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon Gauzes and Cutimed Sorbact Swabs can be combined with all types of hydroactive secondary dressings such as foams or alginates. Do not combine Cutimed Sorbact with ointments or creams.

If required, use a bandage, tape or a transparent film dressing for fixation.

When the wound is clean and shows signs of healing it is recommended to switch to other types of modern dressings (e.g. for moist wound management).