Protego Antimicrobial Wound Dressing® is a single-use, sterile gauze dressing impregnated with our flagship Hexagen® formula. It allows for additional wound management by combining the benefits of our flagship, non-cytotoxic antimicrobial formula with the protective elements of non-adherent, porous gauze. Protego stands to be the product of choice for acute and chronic wound management, as well as post-surgical incisions.
Protego Antimicrobial Wound Dressing® is indicated for acute and chronic wound management, including post-surgical incisions.
About Surgical Site Infections
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are defined as infections occurring up to 30 days after surgery (or up to one year after surgery in patients receiving implants) and affecting either the incision or deep tissue at the operation site. Despite improvements in prevention, SSIs remain a significant clinical problem as they are associated with substantial mortality and morbidity and impose severe demands on healthcare resources. The incidence of SSIs may be as high as 20%, depending on the surgical procedure, the surveillance criteria used, and the quality of data collection. In many SSIs, the responsible pathogens originate from the patient’s endogenous flora. The causative pathogens depend on the type of surgery; the most commonly isolated organisms are Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Enterococcus spp. and Escherichia coli. Numerous patient-related and procedure-related factors influence the risk of SSI, and hence prevention requires a ‘bundle’ approach, with systematic attention to multiple risk factors, in order to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and improve the patient’s defences.
The Product of Choice
Protego Antimicrobial Wound Dressing stands to be the product of choice for acute and chronic wound management, as well as post-surgical incisions.