The importance of Safetac® technology to improve wound healing
Dressings with Safetac® technology create a faster wound healing environment.
May decrease pain medication
Pain medication can make daily activities difficult, but Safetac® may reduce the need for pain medication. During a clinical study, people wearing a dressing with Safetac® technology reported significant reduction in mean pain scores at the end of the first week of treatment at dressing application (p = 0.02), and during dressing wear (p<0.05). Pain at dressing removal also favored Safetac® technology.
In the Safetac® group, the average weekly amounts of the opiate medication used for dressing change per patient was 74% less (p = 0.031).
The average weekly amounts of background pain medication (excluding opiates) also decreased by 72%.
More than 40% of patients in one survey considered pain at dressing changes to be the worst part of living with a wound.
Nurse & Patient Preferred
In the largest survey of its kind, 3034 patients from 20 countries with a variety of wound types were interviewed. They compared various other dressings with Safetac® technology dressings. Patients were asked to express which dressing they preferred. The results showed an overwhelming, statistically significant preference for dressings with Safetac® technology, because they were less painful.
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