This booklet features several case reports demonstrating the use of exsalt wound dressings which contain the unique AgOxysalts, silver compound. The cases consist of a collection of results from trials, as well as treatment results from practice. Clinical data was collected by wound specialists within a healthcare setting. It is a general resource intended for educational purposes only. Exsalt case reviews online book has been compiled by Donnie McIntosh, Healthcare Consultant at Donalda McIntosh Health Services together with Dr. Lindsay Kalan, PhD, Exciton Technologies Inc.

exsalt® case reviews

exsalt® case reviews

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. 

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Silver dressings have become an important component of wound management for the prevention and treatment of wound infections.  Using a silver dressing with the appropriate bioactivity level may reduce time to heal and prevent negative side effects.   Silver dressings provide an option for topical management of a local wound infections and can be used in conjunction with oral or IV antibiotics to treat a systemic infection.  

 

Exsalt® SD7 (silver dressing 7 day) and Exsalt® T7 (thin 7 day) wound dressings are silver dressings that uses the newest and unique silver technology, Silver Oxysalts, to effectively reduce bioburden in the wound environment without needing a high content of silver.  The unique silver technology and low silver content in exsalt® SD7/T7 result in a nominal shift in pH, providing comfort for patients while in use.  In addition, the low silver content combined with local Canadian production reduces costs, making exsalt® SD7/T7 a cost-efficient dressing - an important consideration in helping reduce the overall cost of wound management.  

 

Silver Oxysalts offer higher oxidation states of silver (Ag2+, Ag3+), making exsalt® wound dressings highly effective at killing a broad spectrum of microbes.  Exsalt® wound dressings unique silver technology, combined with a low silver content, makes exsalt® SD7/T7 wound dressing supportive to a wound environment so to assist in the management of bioburden with minimual discomfort, that has been associated with earlier silver formulations.    

 

 

 

 

 

Exsalt® SD7/T7 wound dressing product information, online presentation, clinic sample ordering and clinican & patient guildes are available online at www.exsaltdressings.com

Introduction

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“The BWAT pictorial guide project is designed to provide a validated and highly visual educational tool to aid both expert and novice nurses to learn and implement the BWAT when caring for wounds of varying etiologies” J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2010;37(3):253-259. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

 

Each case review is scored using the BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT TOOL (BWAT) and the results are illustrated on the Wound Status Continuum

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

                  WOUND TYPE                                   PAGE                                                             

Case One        Venous                                                   5                                 

Case Two:       Surgical                                                  6

Case Three:    Arterial                                                   7

Case Four:      Venous                                                   8

Case Five:       Surgical                                                  9

Case Six:         Surgical Dermatology                         10

Glossary                                                                       11

References & Recommendations                              12

 

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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)

Glossary

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

 

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