3M™ Kerramax Care™ dressings offer an advanced method of absorbing exudate from wounds utilising Exu-Safe™ Technology built into the dressing core. This super-absorbent core absorbs and retains moderate to high levels of fluid away from the wound bed – including bacteria2* and MMPs3* - protecting delicate wound tissue and surrounding skin whilst helping to reduce the risk of maceration, even under compression5*. The unique wicking layer draws up serous and viscous4 exudate, distributing it evenly throughout the dressing, utilising the full absorption capacity and helping to prevent bulking. Its heat-sealed border prevents exudate leakage. The dressings have a soft, non-woven material on both sides of the dressing, so either side can be placed on the wound whilst being comfortable for the patient.
1 Jackson, S. & Warde, D. Determination of free swell absorption and fluid retention, and absorption capacity under pressure of KERRAMAX CARE™. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. CHC R596. Knutsford, UK: 2017.
2Singh. G. & Thomason. H. Sequestration and retention of bacteria by superabsorbent dressings over time. KCI. CHC R1043 (in vitro). University of Manchester & KCI Knutsford, UK. 2020.
3 Singh. G. & Thomason. H. Sequestration of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) by superabsorbent wound dressings. KCI. CHC R1042 (in vitro). University of Manchester & KCI Knutsford, UK. 2020.
4 Hughes, M. A large-scale evaluation of managing moderate and highly exuding wounds in the community. Wounds UK. 2017;13(3):78-85.
5 Cotton, S. The management of a chronic leg ulcer using KERRAMAX CARE™ Super-Absorbent Dressing under compression. Poster presented at Wounds UK; November 2015; Harrogate, UK.