Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

FEBRERO 2007 N° 1 Volumen 10

Sequential treatment with alginate-CMC and a hydrophobe polyester mesh in lesions of different aetiology

Section: Method

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Tormo Maicas V, Julián Rochina I. Tratamiento secuencial con alginato-CMC y malla de poliéster hidrófoba en lesiones de diversa etiología. Metas de Enferm feb 2007; 10(1): 57-63


Vicente Tormo Maicas, Iván Julián Rochina


Diplomados en Enfermería. Profesores d eEnfermería Médico-Quirúrgica; Traumatología y Ortopedia. Departamento de Enfermería. Universitat de València.

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Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería. C/ Jaume Roig s/n 46010 Valencia.

Contact email: vicente.tormo@uv.es


Objective: to assess the benefits of a sequential treatment with respect to the care of exudates where a dressing of calcium alginate and CmcNa is first applied (exudative phases) followed by the application of an Urgotul“ mesh (granulation phase).
Material and methods: descriptive, observational, prospective, and non-comparative study (series of cases), carried out in the primary care setting over one year on 27 patients with lesions of different aetiology. The assessment of the wounds was documented in three different ways: in a working notepad, using planimetries and digital imaging. The assessments carried out throughout the course of the study compiled the following reported data: efficacy, tolerance, acceptability and use frequency.
Results: all the lesions treated with sequential dressings healed correctly. In the group of chronic wounds, healing occurred after 72,2 days; in acute wounds, healing occurred after 18,3 days, and in burns healing took 9,8 days. With regard to tolerance, no local or systemic topical reactions occurred attributable to the products assessed. Acceptability was also optimal.
Conclusions: this sequential treatment has been recognised as the treatment of choice by the patient with absolute acceptance. The working group also shares this perception. At present, it has become the treatment of choice for as long as the characteristics of the wound admit it. It can be used both in the hospital setting, primary care setting or in domiciliary care.


úlcer; healing; dressing; hydrocolloidal; calcium alginate; wound carewounds

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Tratamiento secuencial con alginato-CMC y malla de poliéster hidrófoba en lesiones de diversa etiología