1st Aid – Stop bleeding – After removing it from the sterile wrapping, it is quickly pressed with the black sorbent against the bleeding wound and is pressed for at least 15 seconds.
!!! DIFFERENTLY FROM OTHER INDICATIONS OF TECASORB, IT IS APPLIED DRY IN COMBINATION WITH COMPRESSION !!!
CONSEQUENTLY, MOISTURE THE CARBON LAYER, USING COMMONLY AVAILABLE DRINKING WATER TO FULLY ACTIVATE CARBON DRESSING
BEFORE REMOVING THE COATING, MOISTURE IT THOROUGLY TO PREVENT TREATED WOUND FROM REPEATED DAMAGE.
Hemostasis and bacteriostasis is the basic effect of TECASORB on fresh wounds. In these cases, TECASORB is initially used as a compression dressing to stop bleeding quickly. The key factor for succes is quickness of the action – similar to the following cases of poisonous bites – because immediate application in this case decreases the blood loss and relieves pain formation. In these cases, TECASORB can be removed as soon as the pacient get to a place where a qualified treatment is available (ambulance, operational unit). TECASORB functions very quickly, therefore it is the best choice for both small and serious injuries.
This is one of the unique application areas for TECASORB, because there are only few healthcare products that could be used in this therapeutic area. Due to the fact that the sorption effect of TECASORB is stronger than pressure in the blood wessels and blood system, TECASORB helps to prevent toxin penetration to the tissues and their spreading through the blood system. There is vast experience with insect bites (bee, wasp, bumble-bee, hornet), rare experience with poisonous spider bites, some limited experience from snakebites and vast experience with bites from animals and humans.
Boils and Carbuncles
TECASORB application to boils and carbuncles has excellent results. A boil has to be drained and all the necrotic tissue has to be removed. When the infection occurs, corresponding ATB therapy should be administered. TECASORB is used till the time, when the skin is completelly healed.
Proceed according to TECASORB general instruction for use that is enclosed in every packing.
Infection of the nail matrix often turns to small, but persistent and extremely painfull abscesses. These defects use to be drained and healed with an antibiotic treatment, while TECASORB is applied as a standard cover in conformance to usual procedure.
Before you apply TECASORB, remove the separated skin or pull down the whole blister surface. The unique grid would prevent sticking of the sorption layer to the blister base. Removal of the upper layer protects against the risk of infection and allows fast renewal of the complete skin cover.
Diabetic patients should protect themselves against any injury, because their wounds are healed slowly and often turn to complicated, non-bleeding chronical defects. Sad to say, the negligence of such wounds and development of such conditions are very often resulting in limbs amputation.
TECASORB is tested as an extremely helpful just in wounds of such diabetic patients:
Timely determination of wound type, even if only the surface area of the skin is injured, is very important. The sooner TECASORB treatment is initiated the easier will the wound be healed. These non-standard wounds have tendency not to heal at all, if no intensive treatment is applied – too many diabetic patients learned this calamitous fact too late…
The glycemia (blood sugar) should be observed and maintained within physiological borders.
Before TECASORB application, a thorough washing of the wound must be performed, eventually also carefull revitalization of the wound (debridement). A specialist must treat the wound; presence of infection must be considered, eventually the corresponding ATB therapy has to be administered.
TECASORB can be successfully used as primary cover of the surgical wounds after an operation, especially if there is high risk of wound dehiscence (microbial infection was found during the operation).
Advantage of TECASORB for surgery is that it reduces post-surgery sepsis, especially in high-risk cases. As a matter of course, it helps to prevent infectious decomposition of the wound in all cases. Such decomposition is a serious complication resulting often in long-term hospitalization, necessity to administer antibiotics, higher soreness and suffering of the pacient. The economical effect of routine TECASORB application as a primary cover for surgical wounds can be evaluated very easily in every workplace.
The wound can stay with the dressing as long as the external surface of the difuse layer TECASORB does not change color, which would indicate that the sorption capacity of the carbon textile is exhausted. When TECASORB is replaced, the wound needs neither cleaning nor desinfecting. If the dressing is saturated, it just has to be replaced. Many surgeons are used to perform the first replacement on the 2nd or 3rd day after the surgery. No objections could be made to this routine. Nevertheless, the practical experience shows that when the surgeon uses TECASORB on several few pacients and persuades himself/herself that healing proceeds well, he/she does not consider necessary to uncover the wound so soon and gradually comes to the conclusion that just a visual inspecion of the external surface of the double layer is sufficient. Any change on the surface is namely very reliable indication of a possible complication…
One of the key qualities of TECASORB application is that it reduces the inflamatory elements in the suture line. This reduces exudate formation and reduces bleeding from the wound. And this results in lower risk of a secondary infection. TECASORB helps to significantly reduce the post-surgery infectious complications in the surgical wound, protecting the patient and also the money of the insured population. And what is more important, it reduces the post-surgical sepsis risk and related complications.
After the first aid, especially after thorough cooling with cold water, TECASORB can be used to treat burns of any degree. The third-degree burns require surgery at first, to remove the eschar. As soon as the necrotic tissue is removed from this type of burns, TECASORB can be used.
TECASORB should never stick to the wound – the invironment has always to be wet, therefore preventing the sticking.
Chemical burns have to be washed well with flowing water, before TECASORB treatment is started. For large burns, sufficient fluid and proteins must be provided during the hospital care. The blisters have to be removed as soon as possible, so that the optimal conditions for re-epitalization are assured. If the blisters are leff over, they hinder the proper funcion of TECASORB. The wound treated by removal of the necrotic cover is healed significantly faster and the healing process is well balanced, as soon as the exudate from the blister is sorbed
TECASORB is used in all types of the skin ulcers, both acute and chronic. This is no cure-all healing. The reason is that a chronic ulcer is a formation that is easily mis-treated, due a small mistake, but this causes a long-term “unhealing” condition. The biology of some neglected ulcers is changed as a result of the permanent vicious circle. Only a smal change can disrupt such a vicious circle. TECASORB can help to improve healing in all such places where the own ability of the skin cover, i.e. the healing potencial, is maintained.
Total sepsis is not a contraindication for TECASORB – in fact, TECASORB helps to handle it in combination with antibiotics and neutralization of the primary deposit.
If there is a pain when TECASORB is applied, it can indicate proper function of TECASORB. Advice the pacient so that he/she tries to relieve the pain by intermittent application combined with analgetics or physical means relieving the pain. If there are persuasive indications of succesful healing after several days, in contrary to the history of the previous healing attempts, you have to hold on. Our experience is that even if the wound was not healed before, more than 95% of such wounds are fully healed.
TECASORB can be applied into deep defects, so that the sorption layer covers all the concavity of the defect, which is then filled with an additional tampon maintaining the dampness, made of cotton or a soft non-wowen textile.
Before TECASORB application, animal bites (but also human bites) require a thorough washing of the wound and removal of the saliva and dirt. Initially, analgetics and total ATB therapy have to be administered. If the bitting animal is suspected for rabies, the corresponding therapy has to be started right away. TECASORB is applied in conformance to usual standard as a cover. The sooner it is applied, the better. The therapy also includes the specific reinoculation.
Spider toxins are known to have an extremelly long and delayed effect. The result is occurrence of large necrotic wounds, frequently with devastating effect. TECASORB is able to reduce this progressive and extreme harm.
In any case, it is necessary not to rely on TECASORB only, but to perform – responsibly and thoroughly – all the standard measures and healing actions, for example to administer corticoids, ATB etc. Same principles must be applied also for snakebites, poisonous fish bites and other see animal bites, mites and insect bites. Toxic insect bites have to be cooled fast, so that local blood circulation is reduced and the organism`s reaction the bite is slowed. This reduces damage to the tissues.
If you use TECASORB onto a wound caused by a poisonous spider, where the toxin has already caused the necrosis, it must be taken into consideration that the healing process will include also demarcation and removal of the necrosis. In these cases, TECASORB seemingly causes “increasing” of the wound.
For bites at seeside, injuries from see animals, sting from yellyfish and the like: The injured body part must be put into hot water, as hot as possible for the pacient to tolerate. The toxins from see animals are active up to 25 °C. Higher temperatures denaturate the toxic proteins very fast and inactivate them. This procedure immediatelly reduces the extent of harm and soreness. The necrotic tissue must be removed before TECASORB is applied.
This TECASORB application gives excellent results and it is strongly recommended as a standard treatment for all injuries in finger and toe ends. Easy aplication of TECASORB on this type of the injury and possibility of easy and proper dressing replacement at home is very effective method to treat this type of injury. Unique characteristics of the cover allow for good expectations as to the renewal of properly formed nail matrix and good quality of the new nail, in very different types of injuries. TECASORB usage in this application allows the possibility to reduce or prevent the eventual corrective surgeries – this method is both effective and affordable treatment.
Before treatment with TECASORB, the devitalized (dead, necrotic) tissue has to be removed. Any deep defects and cavities in decubitus have to be fully filled with TECASORB, so that immediate contact of the sorption layer to the entire wound surface is assured. Such deep defects need to have replaced the dressing more often and to be washed with physiological saline solutions, if putrid secretion continues on their surface. However, no pressure has to be applied onto the wound surface, because this would support the devitalization. A circular pillow or a slightly inflated tube (for small motocycle) can be used. Such elimination of the direct pressure and re-positioning of the pacient are the basic prerequisites for fast healing…
Do not end this TECASORB treatment till the time, when the defect is fully healed.
TECASORB can be safely applied to pacients with disintegrated, secondary infected tissue defects that occurred in consequence of ulcerous growth. This product can eliminate odor, remove the inflamation symptoms and relieve the pain. Of course, malignity cannot be healed with TECASORB.
Also in people suffering from AIDS, a significant improvement can be attained and their immune system can be relieved. Of course, these pacients need specific medication – antibiotics, antivirotics and the like.
Main Principles for Application
The general surgical rules must be observed in use of TECASORB products. These are the most important rules:
We administer tetanic anatoxin 0,5 ml to all the pacients that are not regularly inoculated.
Pacients with deep septic wounds should obtain ATB medication, analgetics, steroids and the like.
The pacients with non-bleeding or renewed wounds and defects should be inspected in laboratory for diabetes mellitus.
All healthcare products with the ACTIVE DOUBLE LAYER with the protected trademark TECASORB are for one use and sterile before opening the primary packing. Where it is usefull and technically possible, observe the principle of treatment under sterile conditions.
Remove the detritus and perform a carefull washing of the wound, using tender soap or week solution of a desinfectant.
Remove all strange items and particles.
When the wound is treated this way, apply the active sorption dressing without delay.
TECASORB has to be in direct contact to the entire area of the wound.
After application of TECASORB product, provide covering with a suitable hypoalergenic adhesive tape or with some waterproof foil and a dressing that serves as thermal insulation and for fixing.
Especially after first application, the external surface of TECASORB dressing has to be inspected (the surface of the diffuse active layer) – if this layer changes color (even in part of the surface), the sorption carbon capacity is exhausted and the cover needs to be replaced. Wounds that initially produce a vast amount of exudate would require frequent inspection and dressing replacement in a short interval of about 6 – 12 hours, but also here exist some exceptions.
If the wet therapy principle is observed, TECASORB dressing can be applied for several days – the decisive factor is, wheather the sorption capacity is exhausted and wheather the contact carbon surface is clean enough to work.
Dressing replacement (covering replacement), when TECASORB is used, is easy and same as in the initial application. The wound needs no more cleaning, provided that there is neither purulent secretion nor bordered necrotic tissue. Worsening of the diffuse pump function and effectivity decrease can cause extremely thick purulency, but this is very rare.
The pacients can uncover TECASORB with no fear, provided they have been instructed with the basic information. This treatment method was already routinelly applied in thousands of pacients, in very different environments.
If there occur any unexpected reactions or incidents with TECASORB, the physician must be contacted so that consequences of improper use of TECASORB are prevented. For example: The wound does not heal; a livid border occurs around the wound; wound borders are edematous and reddish etc.