Irish medical device company CMC Hygea Ltd has developed another welcome addition to the infection control arsenal with the help of Biomaster antimicrobial technology.
Ageing populations and increasing obesity levels has resulted in an increase in certain conditions such as leg ulcers which have to be managed in an efficient and timely manner.
People with open wounds however are always vulnerable to bacterial cross-contamination from hands and from the environment.
The new PathAguard® LUCA® Vessel and Liner system is an alternative to conventional methods currently being used to aid the treatment and bathing of leg ulcers and lower limb wounds in healthcare facilities.
The device comprises a reusable antimicrobial washbasin and a single-use, low density antimicrobial polyethylene liner designed to accommodate the liquid solution required to cleanse ulcerated limbs and wounds.
Biomaster antimicrobial technology built into the plastics provides a barrier to inhibit the growth of pathogens. Biomaster is effective against hospital-acquired infections (HAI’s) including such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE).
The device delivers cheaper, safer, comfortable and effective bathing and can be used in hospitals, clinics and the community to help alleviate the stress of not being able to bathe freely.
Michael Malone, CEO, CMC Hygea Ltd. says: "This IMSTA, Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Award-winning PathAguard® LUCA® sleeve, which received the accolade of the IMSTA award for best product for primary care in the community in 2016, introduces a new and unique method of cleansing and treating ulcerated legs and lower limb wounds.
Currently there is no comparable product on the market in which to safely wash ulcerated limbs and treat podiatry issues".
To find out more visit the company website.