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Quick Guide: Cutimed® Sorbact® and antimicrobial stewardship

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Quick Guide: Cutimed® Sorbact® and antimicrobial stewardship

Supported by Essity
30 March 2022

Dressings that manage bacteria bioburden in wounds with a physical mode of action (e.g. Sorbact Technology) play an important role in an AMS-focused approach to wound care. These dressings can be used on any wound where infection control is needed — e.g. infected wounds or wounds at risk of infection (‘dirty’ or colonised wounds, or for patients with high risk of infection).

Cutimed® Sorbact® and Leukomed® Sorbact® dressings use simple physical principles to effectively bind bacteria and fungi. This means that they do not rely on killing bacteria with antimicrobial agents that may cause resistance. The bacteria are bound to the dressing surface, reducing bacterial load with every dressing change and helping to create optimum conditions for the natural wound healing process.

​Dressings with Sorbact Technology can be used on wounds of any aetiology and their physical mode of action means there is no cytotoxicity or contraindications (please refer to individual IFUs for exact guidance).

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