BACTIGRAS Chlorhexidine Gauze Dressing is a sterile medicated Tulle-Gras dressing composed of Leno Weave Gauze, White Soft Paraffin and Chlorhexidine Acetate 0.5%. The action of chlorhexidine acetate acts against a wide range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. This dressing is used for prevention of infection in skin loss lesions.
Commonly used for: ◦ Minor burns and scalds, lacerations, abrasions and other skin loss wounds ◦ Donor and recipient graft sites ◦ Where the wound is no more than 10% of the body area ◦ Where there is a risk of infection ◦ On already infected wounds in conjunction with systemic antibiotics
IFU: ◦ Select the correct size dressing and peel open the pouch or tear end from roll pack ◦ Using gloves and forceps, remove protector papers ◦ Lay over wound in a single layer in direct contact with the wound surface ◦ Apply a secondary absorbent dressing if required and secure in place with a dressing retention bandage or dressing fixation sheet
How to Remove Bactigras: ◦ BACTIGRAS may be left in place when the absorbent secondary dressing is changed ◦ The frequency of changing will depend on the clinical circumstances and this can vary from more than once a day to twice per week ◦ If the dressing sticks soak it off gently with sterile saline solution
Precautions: ◦ Should not be used if the seal is broken ◦ Dressing should be applied directly to the wound surface under sterile conditions using forceps ◦ Should be stored under controlled room temperature (<25 degrees Centigrade)
The Bactigras antiseptic dressing is available in the size 10 cm X 30 cm
They come in a standard packing of 10 dressings per box
This is meant for administration to both Adults & Children and the frequency of application will depend upon the clinical circumstances