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Section Editor(s): Hess, Cathy> Thomas BSN, RN, CWOCN

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: October 2005 - Volume 18 - Issue 8 - p 403
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Smith & Nephew

ACTICOAT Moisture Control. Because it has an extended wear time of up to 7 days, this absorbent antimicrobial barrier dressing requires fewer dressing changes, adding to the patient's comfort and quality of life. Like other products in the ACTICOAT line, ACTICOAT Moisture Control features patented Silcryst nanocrystalline silver technology, which provides antimicrobial barrier protection. These products have been shown to be bactericidal against a broad range of pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

Antimicrobial barrier dressings are increasingly used in the advanced wound care market as a barrier to bacterial penetration, a major cause of delays and complications to wound healing. As an effective barrier to pathogenic bacteria, ACTICOAT Moisture Control may help prevent serious complications associated with nosocomial outbreaks. Wound infection may be avoided, and the duration of hospitalization and health care-related costs may be reduced proportionately.


Professional Disposable International

Chlorascrub products. Featuring 3.15% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% isopropyl alcohol, Chlorascrub CHG Swab, Chlorascrub CHG Swabstick, and Chlorascrub CHG Maxi Swabstick can be used for a variety of skin preparation needs, including peripheral intravenous lines, blood cultures, and minor surgical procedures. These disposable antimicrobial products are available in quantities of 100 (CHG Swab), 50 (CHG Swabstick), or 30 (CHG Maxi Swabstick).

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