Topic Five: Enzyme Alginogel

Topic Five: Enzyme Alginogel Wound care dressings are enzyme alginogel, comprise of hydrated alginate polymers in a polyethylene glycol (PEG), matrix embedded with a currently patented antimicrobial enzymatic complex. The antimicrobial enzymes are GLG glucose oxidase...

Topic Two: Introduction to Antimicrobial Dressings

Topic Two: Introduction to Antimicrobial Dressings Antimicrobial dressings have antimicrobial agents added to wound dressings to prevent wound contamination and normally act as a barrier, either to prevent microbes from gaining access to the wound or to prevent them...

Topic Nine: Topical Negative Pressure Therapy

Topic Nine: Topical Negative Pressure Therapy The initial assessment of a burn should include the following: Type and cause Site of the injury Size (of individual wounds as well as surface area) Extent of the burn Depth Colour Exudate levels Pain Contamination...

Topic Eight: Protease Modulators

Topic Eight: Protease Modulators The initial assessment of a burn should include the following: Type and cause Site of the injury Size (of individual wounds as well as surface area) Extent of the burn Depth Colour Exudate levels Pain Contamination (potential infection...

Topic Seven: PHMB

Topic Seven: PHMB PHMB, also known as the antimicrobial/antiseptic Polyhexamethylene biguanide, polyhexanide, is relatively new to the UK wound care market. PHMB has been used for over 60 years in a wide range of applications, from swimming pool sanitisers to...