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Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing is indicated for all types of wounds, both acute and chronic:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous vascular ulcers with compression treatment (compression therapy)
- Arterial ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Acute wounds in patients with significant comorbidities and risk of wound chronification
- Surgical dehiscences
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing should be changed every 3 or 4 days, depending on the degree of wound exudate.
Yes. Once the matrix has been hydrated, Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing should be cut to the shape of the wound bed, so that it is in direct contact with the wound.
Use sterile clamps ans scissors to cut the matrix.
No. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing should not be used on wounds that show clinical signs of infection.
If there are clinical signs of wound infection (increased exudate, bad odour, increased pain, inflammation, redness in the area of the wound etc.), the infection must be specifically treated.
Once the infection has been resolved, treatment with Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be continued.
No. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used when there are non-viable tissues in the bed, such as fibrinous tissue, slough or biofilm.
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing has a capacity for both autolytic and osmotic debridement, which means the bed becomes increasingly clean.
However, deep cleaning is recommended at each dressing change.
No. Necrotic plaque must be removed before using Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing.
In wounds with very little exudate, to maintain moisture and prevent if from drying out, Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be covered with amorphous or shaped hydrogel, such as Reoxcare – Hydrogel for damaged skin, or hydrate the matrix with sterile saline solution and use a non-absorbent or low absorption capacity secondary dressing (such as polyurethane film).
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressingis a hydrated dressing that provides the right moisture for wound healing. To date, no signs of maceration have been observed in patients treated with Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing.
However, according to the doctor’s discretion, perilesional skin can be protected with a barrier system, especially in ulcers with moderate to high exudate.
In the specific case of venous ulcers, Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used under the appropriate compression therapy.
Yes. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used interchangeably either way up.
An appropriate moist-environment secondary dressing should be used to suit the level of wound exudate.
It is very important that dry secondary dressings (e.g. gauze) are not used.
It is not contraindicated, but in combination with a Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing, the antimicrobial effectiveness of the silver dressing could be affected. This is because in order for the treatment with silver to be effective, this dressing must be in direct contact with the wound exudate so that the silver can be released in its ionic form to exert its action.
Placing a Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing between the wound bed and the silver dressing would prevent this.
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing is adapted to the cleaning protocols commonly used in healthcare centres.
No incompatibilities with the use of any antiseptic solutions, surfactants or solutions for carrying out warm compresses (such as acetic acid solutions) have been found.
To date, no interaction between Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing and any other dressing has been reported.
Yes. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used to prepare the wound bed before negative pressure treatment.
No. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing is single use only and cannot be reused.
Reuse may lead to risk infection.
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing is a sterile product.
Sterility cannot be guaranteed once the product has been opened.
At the beginning of treatment with Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing, the wound may seem to increase in size.
This is normal due to the gradual elimination of necrotic tissues, whose presence can mask the actual size of the ulcer.
In some specific cases, a distinct odour has been noticed, especially when there is bloody exudate.
This may be due to the sulphur groups of acetylcysteine, which is a molecule present in the antioxidant solution.
Blood-coloured exudate has been observed in some patients. This is typical of the inflammatory phase and does not affect the proper development of the wound.
If moisture has not been handled properly and Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing appears dry and adhered to the wound bed, in order to avoid damage to the wound bed, before attempting to remove it, the matrix should first be sprayed with saline solution to rehydrate it. The matrix should then be drawn away carefully as it detaches from the wound bed.
At the next dressing change, appropriate measures should be taken to prevent Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing from drying out (using a secondary dressing without absorption capacity, further hydrating the matrix with saline solution, using amorphous or shaped hydrogel).
Yes. Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used for wounds in mucous tissue and wounds where other types of subcutaneous tissues, such as bone or tendon, are exposed.
Reoxcare – Antioxidant wound dressing can be used on cavity wounds with a depth that allows the matrix to be removed at each dressing change.