Stå overfor de globale udfordringer med brandsår

Bandageskift være en meget smertefuld og traumatisk oplevelse for brandsårspatienter

Brandsår kan forebygges. På trods af dette er de et globalt folkesundhedsproblem som hovedsageligt opstår i hjemmet og på arbejdspladsen. I 2004 blev næsten 11 millioner mennesker forbrændt slemt nok til, at de søgte professionel hjælp.

I industrilande, er overlevelsesraten for patienter med alvorlige brandsår forbedret væsentligt. I resten af verden, hvor de fleste brandsår forekommer (region Sydøst Asien alene har ca. halvdelen af verdens brandsår), er børnedødeligheden cirka 7 gange højere. Denne forskel skyldes primært fordele ved bandageteknologi og den generelle kvalitet i patientbehandlingen.

Mölnlycke Health Care er dedikeret for at levere løsninger til både sundhedspersonale, der arbejder med brandsår, og deres patienter. If you are treating pediatric, partial thickness or facial burns, or if you require a solution for donor sites, staple free skin graft fixation, expansion of skin grafts or complex post burn care, we have a product for you.

Making use of every advantage you have when treating burns makes sense. That is why you should consider using dressings with Safetac technology, which is proven to hurt less during dressing changes1.

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Damage to the skin adversely affects these functions and places the individual at risk. Thermal injuries commonly referred to as “burns”, catastrophically compromise the integrity and protective function of the skin. Extensive burns can therefore represent one of the most life-threatening and life-altering events an individual is ever likely to face and place enormous demands on health care services.

The majority of burns are thought to be small, though as many of these injuries are never reported to medical practitioners there is little data to support this belief (Hermans, 2005). However, even in limited burns injuries the compromised status of the skins integrity can provide a portal for bacterial ingress, pain remains a key feature and disfiguring scarring can result (Rockwell et al, 1989).

The severity of the actual burn injury is dependent on two factors; the size of the injury and the depth of tissue damaged by the heat source. Other events and health factors also need to be taken into account when estimating the severity of the injury on the individuals’ constitution such as inhalation injury (from smoke and hot gases inhaled at the time of trauma) associated trauma injuries, (such as limb fractures sustained trying to flee from the event) and underlying medical conditions.

Types of Burn
Burns can be caused in a number of different ways:
•    Direct contact with a hot object (contact)
•    Contact with a flame or superheated gas (flame)
•    Contact with a hot liquid (scald)
•    From the passage of a high voltage electrical current through tissues
•    Through exposure to chemicals
•    From exposure to a source of radiation.

Referencer

1. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings.  Wounds UK, 2008.

2. Tengvall O et al. Memories after burn injury – The patient’s experience. Journal of burn care & research Volume 31, Number 2.

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