Dr. White describes the effectiveness of Anasept
Dr. White, DPM of FootCare Center of Orange in California discusses her preferred treatment method for wounds.
Jesse M. Cantu
As we end 2011, and having attended the fall SAWC in Vegas last October, I continue to confirm why Chronic Wound management continues to evolve. In my last couple of years in wound care; I have found two unique products that are revolutionizing the way we treat chronic wounds. Anacapa Technologies, Inc. has introduced two much needed products for wound irrigation as well as a primary dressing for lazy to angry wounds; Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser and Wound Gel, to be used for wounds with MRSA and all the others with polymicrobial bioburden; either critically colonized or infected that stall the healing process due to bacteria load.
As a CWS nurse, I have the opportunity to get close to the wounds and follow them until they jump start by reducing the bacteria bioburden and removing the necrotic tissue. Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser has provided exciting results by removing biofilms and lowering the bacterial load to a contaminated level. So I routinely irrigate wounds with Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Cleanser and follow with Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel in the wound bed and leave alone for several days with this treatment, I recommend to the physician to try the Silver-Sept® Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel gel to the wound bed and change the dressing every 2 to 3 days. I love it. Wounds heal and we are able to be cost effective. I develop protocols for nursing homes and home health and always add these three products to the formulary plus a film and foam. Administrators, DONs and the treatment nurse are satisfied on saving money and getting wounds to heal or keep them from worsening.
This is standard of care and evidence based best practices.
Jesse M. Cantu, RN, BSN, CWS, FACCWS
Independent Wound Care Consultant
Faculty International ATMO
MD, MBA, FAAFP, FAPWCA Medical Director Advanced Wound Therapy Uvalde Memorial Hospital 1025 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801
I have been using Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Gel in my practice (Wound Care and Hyperbarics) for 2 years now. Before Anasept and concomitantly with it I was using many other products (Microcyn®, SilvaSorb™ and several hydrogels), which provided me with an opportunity to compare their efficacy, ease of use, antibacterial and debriding properties. With ever increasing cost of medical treatment the price of the product also deserves serious consideration.
I found Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Gel to be inexpensive and easy to use, just like any hydrogel. Since my patients are mostly diabetics, prone to multiple and serious infections, antibacterial properties of the gel are of significant importance. In my observation, Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Gel prevented essentially 100% infections in the wound and helped to eradicate many of the already existing ones. This gel works very well against microbes while providing moist environment for an undisturbed healing of the wound.
Overall it is an inexpensive product that provides clinician with the ease of use, antibacterial and anti-odor properties, and creation of good healing environment.
Microcyn is a registered trademark of Oculus Innovative Sciences, Petaluma, CA
Silvasorb is a trademark of AcryMed, Inc. and distributed by Medline Ind., Inc., Mundelein, Il.
SilvaSorb is not hyphenated so pls make change in Stypko’s testimonial.
Martin J Winkler
MD FACS, Omaha Mercy Hospital
Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Cleanser, in one application, after a week in a bulky dressing, cleared up the foul smell and controlled the biofilm bacteria in this painful, recurrent, venous leg ulcer VLU, present for 7 months.
Christopher Morrison, MD
MD, FCCWS, FACHM CEO, Nautilus Health Care Group
Anasept® Antimicrobial Skin & Wound Gel has proven to be a safe, powerful and cost-effective antimicrobial gel that is much needed in the field of advanced wound management. Across the continuum of care, including hospital inpatients, outpatients and long-term care residents, we have incorporated Anasept into our treatment algorithms as it is a powerful non-cytotoxic, odor-reducing alternative to expensive prescriptions and compounded agents needed to fight tough wound infections.