Description

Surgical incisions and wounds require proper care to avoid infection. Wound infections can complicate the healing process, cause added pain and suffering, and add to health care costs. Preventing bacterial contamination is an essential component of wound care. Physicians are always looking for ways to help prevent bacterial contamination and wound infection; this includes the use of antimicrobial wound dressings. JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressings are a revolutionary line of products for postoperative wound care.

Did You Know?

Our bodies naturally create and use electrical energy to promote healing.1

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Electric fields exist naturally in your skin.2-4

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When skin is cut or wounded, a change in this electric potential occurs. This stimulates your skin to begin cell migration and re-epithelialization, which are key components of healing.5

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JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressings generate an electric field designed to mimic the skin’s natural electric fields.

How It Works

JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressings are embedded with microcell batteries. When moistened, these microcell batteries wirelessly generate an electric field.6 JumpStart dressings are designed to mimic the skin’s natural electric field, which may reduce the risk of infection while supporting the body’s natural healing process.7-10

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Benefits of Using JumpStart Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

  • JumpStart antimicrobial wound dressings kill a broad spectrum of harmful pathogens, including multidrug-resistant8 and biofilm-forming bacteria7-9
  • May reduce the risk of infection
  • Supports the body’s natural healing process

Designed for Orthopedic Patients

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  • Nonantibiotic antimicrobial wound dressings
  • Sized and shaped for orthopedic-specific incisions
  • Conforms to bone and joint contours
  • Stays in place and moves with you, even during range-of-motion exercises
  • Water-resistant and up to 7-day wear time (or as instructed by your physician)

To Remove JumpStart Antimicrobial Wound Dressing

If your physician instructs you to remove your dressing, please follow these guidelines:

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1. Use one hand to support and stabilize the skin

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2. With the other hand, lift one corner

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3. Gently pull back, keeping the dressing low and parallel to the skin

Important note: If the dressing adheres to the wound surface, do not force it off. Moisten or soak the dressing with sterile saline or water until it can be removed without tissue disruption.

Indications

Intended for the management of wounds to provide a moist wound environment and is indicated for partial and full-thickness wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, first- and second-degree burns, surgical incisions, donor and recipient graft sites, etc.

Resources
  1. Nuccitelli R. A role for endogenous electric fields in wound healing. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2003;58:1-26.
  2. Foulds IS, Barker AT. Human skin battery potentials and their possible role in wound healing. Br J Dermatol. 1983;109(5):515-522. doi:10.1111/j.1365- 2133.1983.tb07673.x.
  3. Vanable JW. Integumentary Potentials and Wound Healing. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc.; 1989. pp. 171-224.
  4. McCaig CD, Rajnicek AM, Song B, Zhao M. Controlling cell behavior electrically: current views and future potential. Physiol Rev. 2005;85(3):943- 978. doi:10.1152/physrev.00020.2004.
  5. Zhao M. Electrical fields in wound healing-an overriding signal that directs cell migration. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2009;20(6):674-682. doi:10.1016/j. semcdb.2008.12.015.
  6. Park SS, Kim H, Makin IS, Skiba JB, Izadjoo MJ. Measurement of a microelectric potentials in a bioelectrically-active wound care device in the presence of bacteria. J Wound Care. 2014;24(1):23-33. doi:10.12968/jowc.2015.24.1.23.
  7. Banerjee J, Das Ghatak P, Roy S, et al. Silver-zinc redox-coupled electroceutical wound dressing disrupts bacterial biofilm. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0119531. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119531.
  8. Kim H, Makin I, Skiba J. Antibacterial efficacy testing of a bioelectric wound dressing against clinical wound pathogens. Open Microbiol J. 2014;8:15-21. doi:10.2174/1874285801408010015.
  9. Kim H, Izadjoo MJ. Antibiofilm efficacy evaluation of a bioelectric dressing in mono-and multi-species biofilms. J Wound Care. 2015;24(Suppl 2):S10-4. doi:10.12968/jowc.2015.24.Sup2.S10.
  10. Banerjee J, Das Ghatak P, Roy S, et al. Improvement of human keratinocyte migration by a redox active bioelectric dressing. PLoS One. 2014;9(3):e89239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089239
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