Safetac technology – Less painful wound management

Choosing Safetac technology for all the right reasons

Dressings with Safetac® technology are clinically proven to cause less pain7. That means milder physiological stress reactions 9 and fewer disturbances to the wound, which can mean faster healing9 and result in lower costs10.

Safetac® technology drastically reduces pain and tissue damage during dressing changes. Dressings with Safetac® technology does not stick to the moist wound; it seals the edge of the ulcer preventing maceration1,2,3, and does not strip skin4,5 or cause blisters6 and maintains a sound wound microclimate. This means less pain7, less stressful dressing changes8, potentially leading to a faster healing process9.

 

How it works

Safetac® technology gently molds to the contours of the skin. This minimizes skin stripping during removal. The sealing effect also minimizes maceration....

Minimize pain and reduce stress

As Safetac® technology minimizes damage to the wound and skin, pain at dressing change is minimized. Furthermore, in-vivo studies show that this leads to patients showing significantly...

Save money

Dressings do not heal a wound – the body does, and there are numerous factors that can affect this process. Moreover, not all wounds will heal despite our best efforts. However, the dressing does...

References

  1. Meaume S et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  2. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
  3. Wiberg A.B et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  4. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  5. Waring M et al. An evalution of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of wound care, 2011.
  6. Johansson C. et al. An assessment of a self-adherent, soft silicone dressing in post operative wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at EWMA, Brussels, Belgium 2012.
  7. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings.  Wounds UK, 2008.
  8. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012
  9. Upton D. et al. Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing. Wound Practice and Research, 2010.
  10. Butcher M et al. Quantifying the financial impact of pain at dressing change. Psychological impact of pain in patients with wounds. Wounds UK, 2011
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