Control and act
Acute and chronic wounds have a tendancy to get infected and compromise the normal healing pathway, leading to a greater burden on health systems, long term disabilities and an overall reduction of a patient’s quality of life.
Prontosan® - Only a clean wound can heal
Wound infections are caused by the deposit and profileration of microorganisms in the surgical site of a susceptible host. There are numerous ways microorganisms can enter the wound bed. The infection can result in sepsis when bacteria spreads into the blood stream. If not actively treated, a sepsis can progress to multi-organ failures with a potentially lethal outcome.
The main objective is to prevent infections rather than to treat them.
Products for Infection Prevention & Treatment
Did you know?
60% of chronic wounds contain biofilm with a role in wound infection(4).
4. T. Swanson et al: International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) Wound infection in clinical practice. Wounds International 2016
50% of chronic wounds are estimated to be infected(5).
5. C. Dowsett: Adopting the two-week challenge in practice: making the case for silver dressings, Wounds UK, Vol. 10, N°2, 2014
Surgical site infections
38% of infections are in surgical patients. SSI are considered the most frequent complication in surgical patients(6).
6. European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Surveillance of surgical site infections in European hospitals –HAISSI protocol, version 1.02, 2012
Length of stay
Surgical Site Infections (SSI) increase the length of stay in hospitals by 3 to 20 days(7).
7. World Health Organization: Hand Hygiene and the Surgical Patient Journey. http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/EN_PSP_GPSC1_5May_2016/en/ (accessed Aug. 2016), 2016
Best practice videos in preventing and managing infection
These product & practice videos aim to update clinicians on best practices and explain how products can be used as preventing and managing infection in wound care can often be challenging. The series of videos was produced by Wounds International with the support of B. Braun.
Case study 1: Using Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution and Gel X on a patient with recurrent venous leg ulceration.
72-year-old woman with a seven-year history of recurrent venous ulcerations. Her current ulcer has been present for 14 months. She has a history of recurrent local and systemic infections. She has osteoarthritis, which gives her back and knee pain. She is taking anti-inflammatory medication regularly for the pain.
Creating a clean environment for dressing changes
This video will give viewers a step-by-step guide preparing a clean environment prior to changing a dressing, using B. Braun products.
How to apply Prontosan®
This video will show the correct technique for using Prontosan® (solution and gel) to cleanse a wound.
Expert opinions on infection management
Using Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution and Gel X on patients with recurrent venous leg ulceration
Brochures & Clinical Evidences