A comparison of four film-type dressings by their anti-microbial effect on the flora of the skin.
Department of Infection Control, Bleuland Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands.
- Published Article
Journal of Hospital Infection
- Publication Date
Aug 01, 1989
Two polyurethane dressings ('Tegaderm' and 'OpSite') were compared with their respective povidone iodine and chlorhexidine acetate-impregnated dressings ('Tegaderm Plus' and 'OpSite CH') for their effectiveness in reducing recolonization of skin after application of the dressings. After 7 days the average number of cfu on undamaged skin, covered with the four dressings, was significantly lower than the number of cfu on skin which had not been covered. The number of cfu on the skin covered with OpSite CH was significantly lower than with all other dressings tested. OpSite CH possesses most anti-microbial activity in relation to the flora of the skin.
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