Wound care

Why Choose Safetac® Products

By: Mölnlycke Health Care, June 29 2016Posted in: Wound care

Safetac® technology is less painful

How Safetac® technology works

Safetac technology’s soft  silicone conforms to the skin’s uneven surface, while other adhesives adhere only to the top of the skin’s surface. This effectively minimizes pain and helps prevent maceration.

Traditional Dressings Flexibility vs. Safetac

Traditional Dressings versus Safetac

Traditional Adhesives vs. Safetac

Traditional Dressings versus Safetac Adhesives

Traditional Dressing Seal vs. Safetac

Traditional Dressings versus Safetac Seal

Pain on dressing removal:

Results from a multinational survey

Pain and trauma at dressing  removal is a commonly acknowledged issue for  patients.  
In a recent study, 3,034 patients from 20 countries and with a  variety of wound types* were  interviewed. Over two visits,  each patient was asked
1) the difference in pain between the advanced dressings
2) which dressing they preferred
At the same time the care giver was asked to evaluate wound trauma on removal.

The results of the survey showed an overwhelming, statistically significant preference for dressings with Safetac technology. 93% of patients wished to continue with the dressing with Safetac technology. Patients prefer dressings with Safetac technology because they are less painful at dressing removal.1

Survey evaluation of trauma

Evaluation of trauma

Survey evaluation of pain

Survey evaluation of pain

Wound types:

  • 31% pressure ulcer
  • 30% leg ulcer
  • 13% skin tear
  •  7% diabetic foot ulcer
  •  4% burn
  • 15% other

References:
1. White R., A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008; Vol 4, No 1

 
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