CLINICAL EVALUATION OF A BIOCELLULOSE DRESSING WITH PHMB-SURFACTANT COMPLEX* IN ONE COMMUNITY NHS TRUST
Documented factors that may interfere with healing in the local wound environment include infection, necrotic tissue and the vascular supply1. Wound bed preparation offers a structured and systematic approach to assist clinicians when assessing and managing patients with wounds to help identify these factors2.
While acute wounds are considered to progress through the phases of wound healing in an orderly fashion1, development of infection can cause delays in the healing process, as can the presence of devitalised tissue which goes unaddressed3. Infection is known to be the one of the most common causes of non-healing wounds4, with chronic wounds often being at high-risk of recurrent infection and ongoing cycles of unresolved inflammation.
A biocellose dressing containing a PHMB-Surfactant Complex* is commercially available to address both the bioburden and devitalised tissue which can contribute to delayed wound healing
A clinical evaluation was conducted to explore the potential clinical efficacy and ease of use of a Biocellulose Dressing with PHMB-Surfactant Complex* on patients with leg wounds.
*Celludress-PHMB, Medicareplus International