As we end 2011, and having attended the fall SAWC in Vegas last October, I continue to confirm why Chronic Wound management continues to evolve. In my last couple of years in wound care; I have found two unique products that are revolutionizing the way we treat chronic wounds. Anacapa Technologies, Inc. has introduced two much needed products for wound irrigation as well as a primary dressing for lazy to angry wounds; Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser and Wound Gel, to be used for wounds with MRSA and all the others with polymicrobial bioburden; either critically colonized or infected that stall the healing process due to bacteria load.
As a CWS nurse, I have the opportunity to get close to the wounds and follow them until they jump start by reducing the bacteria bioburden and removing the necrotic tissue. Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser has provided exciting results by removing biofilms and lowering the bacterial load to a contaminated level. So I routinely irrigate wounds with Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser and follow with Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel in the wound bed and leave alone for several days with this treatment, I recommend to the physician to try the Silver-Sept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel gel to the wound bed and change the dressing every 2 to 3 days. I love it. Wounds heal and we are able to be cost effective. I develop protocols for nursing homes and home health and always add these three products to the formulary plus a film and foam. Administrators, DONs and the treatment nurse are satisfied on saving money and getting wounds to heal or keep them from worsening.
This is standard of care and evidence based best practices.
Jesse M. Cantu, RN, BSN, CWS, FACCWS
Independent Wound Care Consultant
Faculty International ATMO