AQUACEL® Ag+ Dressing Resources: See the Evidence
of a recently published point of care algorithm1 that provides 6 simple questions to help you identify biofilm. The questions are provided in decision-tree format, initially probing on visual indicators, then moving on to indirect indicators. Each successive question assists the user to either rule out biofilm or increase their confidence that it is present in the wound bed.
This algorithm can be used as part of routine wound assessment and guide subsequent management choices, including dressing selection.
Watch the video on how biofilm delays wound healing and how AQUACEL® Ag+ dressings perform.
- Metcalf D, Bowler P, Hurlow J, 2014. A clinical algorithm for wound biofilm identification. Journal of Wound Care; 23(3):137-143.