Your choice of post-operative dressing may significantly impact your re-admission rates and related healthcare costs.
Without a fast-acting, effective antimicrobial barrier dressing after surgery, patients could be left at serious risk of surgical site infections (SSIs).
ACTICOAT Surgical protects your patients against the most common bacteria in each of these surgical situations and many more. Be proactive against infection risk in your surgical procedures with ACTICOAT.
Effective barrier to bacterial penetration
Once applied, ACTICOAT Surgical is a near-complete barrier to the penetration or spread of infection, protecting your surgical incision from infection risk.32
ACTICOAT Surgical continues to work effectively up to seven days33, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your incision is protected once a patient has left hospital:
»Fewer dressing changes
» Fewer HCP visits
» Less overall nurse time
ACTICOAT Surgical adhesive foam post-operative dressing has a fenestrated pad for added conformability43.
»Easy to apply
»Causes minimal trauma to the site when removed, saving time and helping to ensure the patient complies with your post-operative care.
Compatible with NPWT
ACTICOAT Flex 3 and Flex 7 can be used in combination with NPWT for up to 3 days42.
27. Whitehouse JD et al., The impact of surgical-site infections following orthopedic surgery at a community hospital and a university hospital: adverse quality of life, excess length of stay, and extra cost. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002; 23(4):183-9.
28. Edwards JE et al., National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report: Data summary for 2006 through 2008, issued December 2009. Am J Infect Control. 2009;37:783-805.
30. Harris MS, MSM, BS, MT/CLS(ASCP), CIC MHS Infection Prevention; Evelyn Hickson, RN, MSN, CNS, WCC Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Using a multi-faceted active change process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infections.
32. Vaughan, Bacterial barrier testing (wet/wet) on samples of ACTICOAT Post-op, Smith & Nephew Research Centre work Report, Project number TW092, Activity number 130, Work report reference number: WRP-TW092-130-01, 2007.
33. Gaw (200&) Ref: 0708058 An in-vitro Assessment of the Bacterial Log Reduction Properties Induced by Silver Containing ACTICOAT Post-op Dressings.
42. Smith & Nephew Data on File 0810010.