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Covidien Kerlix AMD Antimicrobial Super Sponges

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Medtronic Covidien Kerlix AMD Antimicrobial Super Sponges are impregnated with PHMB (Polyhexamethylene Biguanide), a safe and powerful antiseptic. PHMB has a broad range effectiveness against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms including some multi-drug resistant strains such as MRSA. In addition to the antimicrobial capabilities, Kerlix AMD Sponges are superior primary and secondary dressing designed to absorb and transfer exudate away from the wound.

 

Kerlix AMD Antimicrobial Super Sponges

Key Features:



  • Help minimize infection exposure from strike-though
  • Reduce bacterial penetration through the dressing
  • Resist bacterial colonization within the dressing
  • Broad-spectrum effectiveness provides protection against gram negative, gram positive and fungi/yeast microorganisms including MRSA and VRE
  • Help reduce the risk of hospital acquired infection
  • Help prevent infections from growing and spreading in the dressing
  • Limit cross-contamination from patient to patient, patient to clinician, and patient to the environment
  • No negative impact to epithelialization
  • Maintain balance of native skin flora levels
  • Hypoallergenic sponge
  • Sterile


Indications for use:





  • Can be used as a primary dressing to minimize bacterial log counts in the wound bed
  • Can be used as a secondary dressing to eliminate growth within the gauze and protect against bacterial proliferation through the gauze


How PHMB Works?

AMD Antimicrobial dressings contain PHMB (polyhexamethylene biguanide), a bacteria-killing polymer. PHMB attacks bacteria on and within the dressing fabric, helping keep infection out of the wound and limiting cross-contamination. Here is how PHMB works:

  • PHMB binds to phospholipid (outer) membrane of bacteria
  • Disrupts membrane, causing cytoplasm to leak out
  • Protective layer of cell disintegrates
  • Cell collapses and dies

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Effective Against:



  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
  • Candida albicans
  • Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Propionibacterium acnes


Precautions:




  • Dakins Solution may inactivate PHMB
  • This will impact dressing efficacy but should not be dangerous to patient health


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