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Demystifying Myths on Prontosan®

Demystifying Myths on Prontosan®

Prontosan® has been around for many years, yet there are some misconceptions around the use of Prontosan®.

How Prontosan® Saves You Money

Breakdown of wound care costs5

Cost drivers

How Prontosan® reduces costs

  • 40% Inpatient costs
  • Increased number of bed days
  • Complication rates
  • Infection rates reduced from 40% to 3%5
  • Inflammatory signs reduced. BWAT Score p=0.00436  
  • Decrease in incidence of reduction in bacterial counts4  
40% Nursing timeLength of treatment time
  • Treatment time reduced from 17 to 13 weeks7  
  • Wound size reduction. BWAT Score p=0.049. Granulation tissue improvement. BWAT Score p=0.0436  
20% Dressing
  • Cost of dressings
  • Frequency of dressing changes
  • Dressing changes5
  • Silver dressings5


Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution

The solution for acute, chronic and burn wound

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3. DG Kammerlander, KP Gerhard, Use of Prontosan with modern moist wound healing dressings, 2002.

4. Collier Mark, "Evidence Of The Reduction Of Hospital Acquired Infections (HCAI'S) Followinf the Introduction Of A Standard Antimicrobial Wound Cleansing Solution To All Surgical Areas Within A Large Acute NHS Trust In The UK". Wounds UK 2014.

5. Moller A, Kaehn K, Nolte A. Experiences with the use of polyhexanide-containing wound products in the management of chronic wounds — results of a methodical and retrospective analysis of 953 patients. Wund Management, 2008; 3: 112-117.

6. Bellingeri, A. et al. “Effect Of A Wound Cleansing Solution On Wound Bed Preparation And Inflammation In Chronic Wounds: A Single-Blind RCT”. Journal of Wound Care 25.3 (2016): 160-168. Web.

7. Andriessen, AE and T Eberlein. “Assessment Of A Wound Cleansing Solution In The Treatment Of Problem Wounds”. Wounds 20.6 (2008): 171-175. Web. 23 Sept. 2016.

8. Prontosan® Wound Gel/Gel X Instruction for Use.

9. 2010-Kaehn-PHMB-A-Safe-and-Highly-Effective-Biocide.

10. Safety and efficacy profiles of different commercial sodium hypochlorite/hypochlorous acid solutions (NaCIO/HCIO): antimicrobial efficacy, cytotoxic impact and physiochemical parameters in vitro. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2019.Anna-Lena Severing, Julian-Dario Rembe, Verna Koester and Ewa k. Stuermer.

11. Evaluation of toxic side effects of clinically used antiseptics in vitro. Hirsch T, Koerber A, Jacobsen F et al. J Surg Res 2010; 164(2); 344-350.