Why Choose Safetac® Products
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 Adhesives vs. Safetac
Traditional Dressing Seal vs. Safetac
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
Survey evaluation of pain
- 31% pressure ulcer
- 30% leg ulcer
- 13% skin tear
- 7% diabetic foot ulcer
- 4% burn
- 15% other
1. White R., A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008; Vol 4, No 1