Why silver?

Silver is a proven antimicrobial in the management of infected wounds and wounds at risk of infection, when used in a protocol of care1-3.

Proactive use of silver dressings "…can inhibit the progression of bacterial penetration and can be effective against MRSA and most other superficial pathogens." 4

LIMITATIONS OF OTHER ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENTS

Some iodine preparations may be:

  • Irritating 5,6
  • Painful to use6
  • Inhibitive to healing7
  • Inactivated by wound exudate8

Silver sulfadiazine can result in:

  • Development of a pseudoeschar8
  • Inflammation2
  • Maceration7
  • Delayed re-epithelialisation2,7
  • Frequent reapplications2,8,9
  • Gauze can adhere to wounds, causing pain and trauma to the wound bed upon removal10

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