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Smith & Nephew introduces new antimicrobial dressing
Smith & Nephew Wound Management has introduced Acticoat Post-Op, a silver-coated antimicrobial barrier dressing designed to help manage infection risk following cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, soft-tissue, and other surgical procedures.

The trilaminate dressing consists of a proprietary perforated nanocrystalline silver wound contact layer, an absorbent hydrocellular foam layer, and a transparent, waterproof adhesive top film (IV 3000™). The manufacturer reports that Acticoat Post-Op provides potent bactericidal activity to protect against exogenous and endogenous bacterial infection, with excellent absorption. It can be left in place for up to 7 days to provide continuous antimicrobial activity while potentially reducing costs associated with multiple dressing changes.

According to the manufacturer, Acticoat provides bactericidal activity against multiple strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other tough pathogens that cause increasing concern in the postoperative patient.

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