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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | May 2015

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The use of Actilite Protect® as an all-round wound care solution

The use of Actilite Protect® as an all-round wound care solution
Wound Management

Article topics: Exudate, Honey, Hydrophilic foam dressings, Wound Care, Wounds

Community nurses often have very busy caseloads and need a wide variety of knowledge to deal with the many different clinical scenarios that they face. This is particularly true of wound care, which can present a unique set of challenges, including infection, how to control exudate and making sure that any dressing they have chosen does not actually further harm the patient by, for example, damaging the skin when it is removed. This article outlines some of the most important areas that community nurses need to understand when it comes to wound care before going on to look at the solutions provided by one particular dressing (Actilite Protect®; Advancis Medical), which is designed for use on the full range of wounds, including acute skin tears, post-surgical wounds, chronic leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and infected wounds. As well as presenting an overview of the dressing, this article also presents a series of case studies that illustrate the benefits of the dressing in practice.