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Managing highly exuding wounds — removing the risk of infection

Catherine Milne, Helen Thomason, Maria Hughes
27 September 2020

Unmanaged exudate is a challenge facing clinicians worldwide. Exudate in chronic wounds contains proinflammatory cytokines, immune cells, proteases, and microorganisms. In excess, these components tissue damage and create a suitable environment for bacterial growth potentially leading to infection, biofilm formation and persistent inflammation. In an international webinar broadcast on 23 July 2020 and available to watch on demand on Wounds International TV, Catherine Milne, Dr Helen Thomason and Maria Hughes examined the negative impacts of unmanaged excessive exudate on healing, particularly the increased risk of infection associated with bacteria and excess matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). They outlined how to select the most appropriate super-absorbent dressing, and how KERRAMAX CARE™ Super-Absorbent Dressing (3M+KCI) fits in the practical management of highly exuding wounds.

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