With each gauze dressing change, approximately 8000 CFUs wound bacteria per cubic meter of air are released into the air. This can increase the chance of cross-contamination. With BIOGUARD® Conforming Bandage, over 99.99% of the bacteria in the dressing are killed. As such, a common usage for this dressing is in hospitals, wound care facilities, long-term care facilities and home health environments. Bioguard® effectively protects the patient from infection while protecting the caregiver and others in the facility from the potential of cross contamination as well.