Adoption of antimicrobial gauze bandages for standard use in heavily exudating wounds.
Bernd Liesenfeld1*, David Moore1, Robert Nappo2, Lisa Youngblood2, Gregory Schultz1, 3
1 Shands at the University of Florida, 2 Quick-Med Technologies, 3 University of Florida, * Corresponding Author
The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Spring 2012 IR-26
Gauze bandages and pads are commonly used as dressings for patients with large wounds. A disadvantage of traditional gauze bandages is the absorption of exudate into the dressing. Exudate absorption often contributes to development of high levels of bacteria in the dressing. With plain cotton gauze, in order to maintain clean, non-contaminated dressings, dressing changes need to happen more frequently and can cause disruption to wound healing.