2 Antimicrobial Wound Treatment Green Wound HealingNon AntibioticNon AntisepticAntimicrobial Wound TreatmentThe Sorbact method selectively binds pathogenic microorganisms creating a favourable environment for wound healing
3 Many areas of useAll wounds regardless of etiology, exudate level and wound conditionFungal infections in skin folds and in-between toes.Prophylactic on acute, chronic, traumatic and post surgical wounds.Sorbact is indicated for the treatment and prevention of all types of wounds and wound conditions, fungal infections in skin folds and athletes foot
4 Sorbact® - how it worksSelectively reduces the bacterial load in all woundsThe Sorbact method selectively binds pathogenic microorganisms creating a favourable environment for wound healingCreates conditions for the natural wound healing process to begin
5 Bacteria and fungus bind to surfaces via hydrophobic interaction. The Sorbact®-methodBacteria and fungus bind to surfaces via hydrophobic interaction.Water moleculesWhen two hydrophobic particles comes in direct contact the bind together with the binding force of the surrounding water molecules=Hydrophobic interactionFirst picture shows two hydrophobic (water repellent) particles surrounded by water molecules. When the particles come in direct contact with each other the water molecules bind together in a circle surrounding the particles holding them together (Hydrophobic interaction).Sorbact has a strong hydrophobic property and binds and inactivate the hydrophobic pathogenic microorganisms with hydrophobic interaction.Hydrophobic particle
6 Common ulcer microorganisms Staph. aureusPseudomonasE. coliStreptococcusCandida albicansHydrophobic propertiesHydrophobic = water-repellentCommand pathogenic microorganisms found in colonized critically colonized and infected wounds are hydrophobic
7 Hydrophobicity of micro-organisms Staph. aureus 90%Enterococci 94%E. Coli 85%Candida albicans 84%Looking at some very command pathogens we find that 94% of Enterococci, 90% of Staph. aureus, 85% of E-coli and 84% of Candida are hydrophobic.Ref. Kevin C. Hazen. Infection and immunity, 57 (1989) No. 7:Ref. Åsa Ljungh, Monica Österlind, Torkel Wadström. International journal of microbiology and hygiene 261 (1986):Ref. Åsa Ljungh, Stellan Hjertén, Torkel Wadstöm. Infection and immunity. (1985):Ref. Åsa Ljungh, Torkel Wadström. Microbiol. Immunol 39 (1995):
9 What makes Sorbact® so special? Sorbact uses the same binding process that bacteria and fungus use to bind to surfaces, hydrophobic interaction.Sorbact applied directly on the wound surface.Pathogenic microorganisms bind to the Sorbact surface and become inactivated.With Sorbact we don’t add anything that kills the bacteria, we just use their natural method of binding to surfaces, hydrophobic interaction.Hydrophobic interaction occurs when two hydrophobic (water-repellent) particles bind to each other with the help of surrounding water molecules.Thus, bacteria and fungus bind to the Sorbact dressing, where they stop multiplying, and are removed from the wound surface when the dressing is changed.The bound microorganisms are removed when the dressing is changed.
10 Bacteria and fungus bound to Sorbact® surface Bacteria and fungus effectively bind to the Sorbact fabric in great numbers. This electro microscopic image of the Sorbact fabric show for example Staph. aureus, Pseudomonas and Candida albicance bound to Sorbact
11 Microbiological balance Wound healingSorbactWound healingCreates microbiological balance by not binding all microorganisms only the pathogenic – Creates conditions for the natural wound healing processSorbact creates a microbiological balance in the wound binding and inactivating pathogenic microorganisms but leave the non pathogenic microorganisms that have positive effect in wound healing
12 Fungal infection in skin fold Sorbact area of useInfected WoundsCritically colonizedHard to heal woundWoundsPreventionFungal infection in skin foldAthletes footThis slide illustrate different wound conditions
13 Features and Benefits of the Sorbact®-method Selective binding of microorganismsOnly bind pathogenic microorganismsInstant actionBinds bacteria and fungus within secondsHigh binding capacityContinues to bind, does not become saturated.Natural processNo risk of resistanceNo known side effectsNo negative environmental effectsGeneral features and benefits for ALL Sorbact products, the detail, product specific F&B come with each product presentation later on in this presentation
19 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 woundsSwab: Primary dressing for exuding small cavity wounds
20 Sorbact Weave binds and inactivate microorganisms Surgical DressingSorbact Weave binds and inactivate microorganismsTransparent semi-permeable film.Protect against contamination.Easy to inspect surrounding skin.Allows transportation of water vapor and oxygenWater repellentAbsorbent wound padHypo-allergenic adhesive.
21 Areas of Use Sorbact® surgical dressing Suture linesSecondary healingSuperficial acute wounds
22 Gel Dressing Sorbact fabric binds and inactivates microorganisms HydrogelEnsure hydrophobic binding.Create moist wound healing environmentNo harm to new fragile granulation tissue.Debriding effect.Easy to applyComfortable to the patientDecrease pain at dressing changes
23 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.
24 Frequency of dressing changes Recommended frequency of dressing changes- Infected wounds: Initially once daily- Collonized/Criticallycolonized wounds: According to exudate level every 2 – daysThe frequency will be decreased according to wound status improvement- ”Clean” wounds: 2 times/week or when neededThe frequency of dressing changes are depending on exudate level and wound condition
25 Practical information Fungal infections Easy to useApply directly on the infected areaDaily 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 actionBinds and inactivates fungusPrevents skin to skin contact.