Non Antibiotic Non Antiseptic Antimicrobial Wound Treatment
All wounds regardless of etiology, exudate level and wound condition Fungal infections in skin folds and in-between toes. Many areas of use Prophylactic on acute, chronic, traumatic and post surgical wounds.
Creates conditions for the natural wound healing process to begin Selectively reduces the bacterial load in all wounds Sorbact ® - how it works
The Sorbact ® -method Bacteria and fungus bind to surfaces via hydrophobic interaction. When two hydrophobic particles comes in direct contact the bind together with the binding force of the surrounding water molecules = Hydrophobic interaction Water molecules Hydrophobic particle
Common ulcer microorganisms Staph. aureus Pseudomonas E. coli Streptococcus Candida albicans Hydrophobic properties Hydrophobic = water-repellent
Enterococci 94% E. Coli 85% Staph. aureus 90% Candida albicans 84% Hydrophobicity of micro-organisms
What makes Sorbact ® so special? Pathogenic microorganisms bind to the Sorbact surface and become inactivated. The bound microorganisms are removed when the dressing is changed. Sorbact uses the same binding process that bacteria and fungus use to bind to surfaces, hydrophobic interaction. Sorbact applied directly on the wound surface.
Wound healing Microbiological balance Creates microbiological balance by not binding all microorganisms only the pathogenic – Creates conditions for the natural wound healing process Wound healing Sorbact
Sorbact area of use Infected Wounds Critically colonized Hard to heal wound Wounds Prevention Fungal infection in skin foldAthletes foot
Features and Benefits of the Sorbact ® -method Selective binding of microorganisms Only bind pathogenic microorganisms Instant action Binds bacteria and fungus within 15-30 seconds High binding capacity Continues to bind, does not become saturated. Natural process No risk of resistance No known side effects No negative environmental effects
Important! Direct contact with wound surface. Green side facing the wound. Moist-wet environment needed (Classic) In low to dry wounds use the Sorbact gel Not together with greasy ointments/products.
Areas of Use; Sorbact ® Absorbent dressing: Primary dressing for exuding superficial wounds. Compress: Primary dressing for exuding superficial and cavity wounds. Ribbon gauze: Primary dressing for exuding fistulas and cavity wounds Swab: Primary dressing for exuding small cavity wounds
Surgical Dressing Transparent semi-permeable film. a.Protect against contamination. b.Easy to inspect surrounding skin. c.Allows transportation of water vapor and oxygen d.Water repellent Hypo-allergenic adhesive. Absorbent wound pad Sorbact Weave binds and inactivate microorganisms
Areas of Use Sorbact ® surgical dressing Suture lines Secondary healing Superficial acute wounds
Gel Dressing Hydrogel a.Ensure hydrophobic binding. b.Create moist wound healing environment c.No harm to new fragile granulation tissue. d.Debriding effect. Sorbact fabric binds and inactivates microorganisms Easy to apply Comfortable to the patient Decrease pain at dressing changes
Areas of Use; Sorbact Gel Primary dressing on dry to low exuding wounds. Can be used for prevention and treatment of all types of colonised to infected wounds. Can be combined with all Sorbact products.
Frequency of dressing changes Recommended frequency of dressing changes - Infected wounds:Initially once daily - Collonized/Critically colonized wounds:According to exudate level every 2 – 3 days The frequency will be decreased according to wound status improvement - Clean wounds:2 times/week or when needed
Practical information Fungal infections Easy to use Apply directly on the infected area Daily application until no signs of infection (Continue a few days after symptoms disappear) If fixation is needed use: bra, panties, socks, hypoallergenic tape. Safe dual action Binds and inactivates fungus Prevents skin to skin contact.