Bedsores or pressure ulcers are wounds that develop on the skin by continuous pressure. They are also known as decubitus ulcers and usually develop on heels, ankles, hips, and tailbone areas. Patients having a medical condition that prevents them from changing positions while lying, or forcing them to sit on a chair for longer durations, are most at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Our products can cure pressure ulcers, no matter what stage they are on.
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Pressure ulcers or bedsores are localized sores on the skin and underlying soft tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin and usually occur over a bony prominence. Pressure sores commonly affect people unable to move and who are confined to bed or wheelchair for unusually long periods of time. They lead to a significantly reduced quality of life in patients with limited morbidity. Studies have shown almost 70% of patients older than 65 years of age are affected by pressure ulcers. (1)
Treatment for pressure ulcers involves local and underlying infection management, maintenance of a moist environment on the wound surface, and necrotic tissue removal. Above all, the most important thing to consider in pressure ulcer management is wound cleansing, preferably with a saline solution followed by appropriate dressing. Cleansing helps manage bacterial load and reduce infection. (2)
Our solution- Sanarever® wound protectant spray
Sanarever brings you the ultimate solution for pressure sores. Pressure ulcers range in severity from closed to open wounds. Our products can cure pressure ulcers, no matter how severe they are, or what stage they are on. We bring you Sanarever® aqueous wound protectant spray. Our liquid wound dressing is suitable for optimizing a moist environment for wound healing and providing wound protection. Sanarever® helps keep an ideal dry-wet balance at the wound surface.
Sanarever® has been proven to promote wound healing and nourish better skin, by helping with inflammation, preventing infection & biofilms, and increasing re-epithelialization, and re-vascularization.
Not all inflammations are bad. During the first phase of wound healing, Sanarever induces an influx of inflammatory cells such as macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes to minimize bacterial counts and help wound healing. This also involves the prevention of further infection, and prevention of biofilms formation. This has also shown the ability to improve vascularization and epithelialization. Sanarever® also increases collagen levels and capillary vessels when wounds are examined microscopically.
In Sanarever, the formulation of probiotics in soybean-based concentrate is prepared in a liquid state. This approach gives it the additional benefit that it can be sprayed in an even distribution over the entire surface of the ulcer, even in wounds with irregular surfaces where some dressings might find it difficult to conform to the surface of the wound. It is extremely easy to apply, even for patients at home, with little concern that spraying the solution on surrounding normal skin would lead to maceration of the skin.
For a wound to properly heal, it must be first free of damaged or infected tissue and this may be achieved by gently flowing water on the wound to flush the damaged tissue or cutting it. For pressure ulcer’s cleansing and debridement, guidelines recommend using neutral cleansing solutions that are neither toxic nor irritating and that result in minimal chemical or mechanical trauma. Examples include nontoxic surfactants, water, or sterile saline.
According to the guidelines from the wound healing society , wound antiseptic agents such as hydrogen peroxide and povidone iodine are antibacterial in nature, but are considered toxic to healthy granulation tissue.
How to use
For best results, disinfect the wound first with Povidone iodine and then rinse with sterile saline or water, followed by application of Sanarever® aqueous wound protectant spray from 2 to 4 inches above onto every 0.8 x 0.8 inch of the target area. Spray 1 to 3 times a day, this product is not waterproof, and may be covered with a sterile bandage. In wounds with impaired blood circulation, such as those in pressure ulcers, occlusive bandages are shown to promote growth of anaerobic bacteria and necrosis. (3)
Covering the wound with a dressing speed up its healing by keeping it moist and acting as protective barrier against contaminants. Bandages may come in various forms like guaze, gel, foams, and treated coverings. The best thing is to use a combination of dressings. (4)
As a first layer of wound dressing, Sanarever can be fit all the secondary dressings on the market. You may choose a suitable dressing according to various wounds. If the bed sore is close to the buttock, it may have a chance to be contaminated by urine. It should be noted that the wound dressing needs to be waterproof. Sanarever's light and thin properties allow it to evenly spread on the skin, which is then covered with a layer of hydrophilic dressing (with hypoallergenic, hydrophilic glue and a clear and transparent outer film). But we don’t recommend using aquacel with Sanarever. (5)
Whittington K, Patrick M, Roberts JL. A national study of pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence in acute care hospitals. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2000;27(4):209-215.
Hess CT. Wound Care. 4th ed. Springhouse, Penn.: Springhouse; 2000