New Consensus on Appropriate Usage of Silver Wound Dressings Launched
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An international consensus on the appropriate usage of silver dressings in wound care was launched last month at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)’s Conference in Vienna. The guidelines brought together 12 expert clinicians from 10 different countries to respond to recent evidence reviews that have questioned the widespread use of silver in advanced wound care. This consensus provides guidance for the proper use of silver dressings, based on outcomes from clinical practice and the available evidence.
The consensus guidelines describe which patients with wounds are most likely to benefit from silver dressings and detail how these types of dressings should be used.
The document will be produced in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and will be available in print and online as a free download from www.woundsinternational.com. This consensus was facilitated by Wounds International and supported by Systagenix (Gatwick, UK) and other wound care companies in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.
Visit http://www.systagenix.com for more information.