HARTMANN in India

Wound Management

Like the wound dressing itself, securing the dressing properly contributes to the healing process  
Carefully selected fixation materials help stabilize the dressing while providing an aesthetic appearance.

Accurate wound documentation helps provide effective wound care  
By recording and describing skin and wound conditions as well as other details, therapy can be improved.

Compression stockings need to fit properly  
When putting on compression stockings it is important to ensure that the heel portion fits properly and to smooth out any wrinkles. This enhances wearing comfort and prevents pressure sores.

Wound dressing provides important information for the healing process  
Analyzing color, odor, weight and distribution of fluid on the used wound dressing allows one to draw conclusions on the wound healing process. This makes it easier to choose the right wound dressing.

Wear compression stockings regularly  
Wearing compression stockings regularly prevents leg ulcers and protects the patient from pain. Soft microfiber stockings or wide cuffs ensure superior wearing comfort.

Debridement procedure for wound cleansing  
Dead tissue and coatings jeopardize wound healing. Primarily necroses provide an ideal culture medium for bacteria and thus the foundation for an infection. Therefore efficient debridement must be carried out.

Treatment of the underlying disease  
To enable a chronic wound to heal, the cause triggering wound formation must be removed. The most frequent diseases which trigger chronic wounds are venous and arterial disturbed blood circulation as well as diabetes mellitus.

Compression treatment of venous disorders  
"Phlebology cannot exist without compression treatment" – this dogma applies without restrictions also to the treatment of a venous ulcer.

Right bandaging material - right pressure  
The diverse tension-extensibility characteristics of individual compression bandages depend on the material of the bandage.

Chronic wounds: Elderly patients need special attention when being treated  
The wounds of elderly patients differ significantly from those of younger ones. For example, not only concomitant chronic diseases can have a negative effect on wound development and healing.

The stage-adapted use of hydroactive wound dressings  
The stage-adapted use of hydroactive wound dressings is indicated for the treatment of chronic wounds. The stage of wound healing, necroses, the quantity of exudation as well as a possible infection must be taken into consideration in their selection. 

Effective exudate management with PermaFoam cavity  
Ulcerative conditions improve significantly when chronic wounds are treated with PermaFoam cavity foam dressing. An application study found that the purulent and oily coating on the wound is reduced by half.

Tips for the application of a compression bandage  
When applying a compression bandage some general principles should be followed.