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Anacapa Technologies, Inc

Silver Shield Silver Antimicrobial Skin and Wound Gel. This clear, amorphous hydrogel dressing is designed to help maintain a moist wound environment to promote healing. It functions as a long-lasting antimicrobial barrier (up to 3 days) by inhibiting bacterial growth, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, and fungi, such as Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. Silver Shield will absorb a mild amount of wound exudate and it will not stain or color tissue, according to the manufacturer.


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Medline Industries, Inc

PictZar. This new user-friendly medical software program helps clinicians more accurately measure and track wound healing progress. Research indicates that the ability to accurately track wound healing promotes a better patient outcome, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid guidelines require clinicians to document the assessment and treatment of a wound.


Virtually eliminating the potential for human error, PictZar allows the clinician to load a digital image of a patient's wound and a ruler onto the computer, according to the manufacturer. The program calibrates to that ruler, accurately calculating and recording the wound's length, width, area, and circumference. PictZar then calculates the change in the area of the wound and produces charts and graphs to demonstrate the change. The program also has the capability of compiling wound measurement reports in Excel and Microsoft Word.

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Sage Products, Inc

Sage 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths. Designed to help reduce the risk of surgical site infection, these cloths have an alcohol-free preoperative skin preparation formula approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (500 mg of CHG in each cloth). The formula is rinse-free, quick-drying, and continues antimicrobial activity for up to 6 hours after application. The cloths have surfactants to loosen dirt and debris while softening the skin with moisturizers, and their large size makes it easy to prep body contours and hard-to-reach areas.


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