Volume 55 - Issue 10 - October, 2009

New Products and Industry News October

Antimicrobial dressings minimize patient pain and trauma

     Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management Division (Hull, UK) is launching two extensions to the Allevyn Ag™ range of dressings — Allevyn Ag™ Gentle Border and Allevyn Ag™ Gentle. These dressings combine the antimicrobial protection of silver with the gentleness of silicone and soft gel adhesives specifically designed to minimize patient pain and trauma to the wound at dressing removal. These dressings are available in a range of sizes and offer patients and clinicians key benefits of antimicrob



SCALE: Skin Changes At Life's End Final Consensus Statement

This article was not subject to the Ostomy Wound Management peer-review process. The initiative was sponsored by Gaymar Industries and this white paper provided as a courtesy to our readers.

Abstract:An expert panel was established to formulate a consensus statement on Skin Changes At Life’s End (SCALE). The panel consists of 18 internationally recognized key opinion leaders including clinicians, caregivers, medical researchers, legal experts, academicians, a medical writer and leaders of professional organizations. The inaugural forum was held on April 4-6, 2008 in Chicago,