Wound care

Emi Mateo Marin on Exufiber

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, August 30 2016Posted in: Wound care

Emi is the Lead Nurse in wound care Valle de d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona

 

She discusses her positive experience with Exufiber over a year.

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Emi Mateo Marin
Lead nurse in wound care Valle de d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona on Exufiber

Discussing her positive experience with Exufiber

I’ve been using Exufiber for approximately one year. I have used it with five or six patients and the experience has been positive.

I could see that the fibre is different. More sturdy… and robust. And I thought that that would be positive for the absorption of drainage. Compared to non-reinforced fibres, in close contact with the wound and absorbing the drainage in a controlled way. And it allows a moist environment to be maintained in the wound bed. What’s more it has been shown not to break on coming in contact with the wound bed, nor on removal.

By reducing the healing time we’re providing an improved quality of life for the patient. So they can worry less about the outpatients appointments and going to the hospital as they go through the healing process. This also has a positive effect on the cost of healthcare because fewer dressings are being used in the whole healing process.

What’s more, it’s positive for the everyday work of nursing as it means using less of a nurse’s time. Meaning that we can spend more time with other patients. Or doing other nursing work. So if we space out the dressings we can offer a much more constant healing process. Meaning that the cicatrisation and healing of the wound take place much faster.

The feedback I have had from patients whose wounds have been dressed with Exufiber is that, since it retains the drainage, it stays moist and it is comfortable and easy to have in place. Nor does it break on removal and it is very easy to remove.  

If I had to describe Exufiber in three words I would choose: integrity, absorption and durability. I am pleased that a fibre has come onto the market with superior retention and integrity to those currently available.

My motivation for becoming a nurse? There wasn’t one in particular, as I have wanted to be a nurse all my life. It’s a vocation for me. Working as a lead nurse in wound care today was something that happened almost by accident. I worked for years in intensive care taking care of wounds and ulcers. I liked this area so began specializing and did a Masters and all of the studies that one can find in this field, and here I am today. Working in this kind of nursing specialization has exceeded all my expectations. When I entered this world, I had no idea how huge it could be – and we’re still discovering more.

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