This booklet features several case reports demonstrating the use of exsalt®. The cases consist of a collection of results from trials, as well as treatment results from practice. It is a general resource intended for educational purposes only. For more in-depth product and scientific information, please refer to Resources and Recommendations listed on page 12.
An appreciation to the physicians, wound specialists, nursing staff, Westview Health Care Centre, researcher, nurse educator and consultant for methodically collecting the data and documentation to help bring this case review book together.
Case Six: Surgical Dermatology
Biofilm: a complex system of microorganisms embedded in an extracellular, polysaccharide matrix that protects from the invasion of other organisms, phagocytosis, and many commonly used antibiotics and antiseptics. Biofilms are difficult to treat and eradicate. (¹)
AgOxysalts™: Silver category that is in exsalt® wound dressings. Silver Oxysalts offer higher oxidation state of silver: Higher oxidation states of silver (Ag2+ and Ag3+)
BWAT: Bates-Jensen wound assessment tool (BWAT) is a standardized tool designed for easy assessment, meaningful communication and accurate tracking of wounds. (2)
Infection: Infections occurs when organisms on the wound surface invade the healthy tissue, reproduce, overwhelm the host resistance, and create cellular injury leading to local or systemic symptoms. (1)
1 Clean vs . Sterile Dressing Techniques for Management of Chronic Wounds, WOCNS 2011
2 J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2010;37(3):253-259. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins