No matter how much emphasis is placed on preventative care, too many disabled and elderly people who are confined to wheelchairs and beds, still develop pressure ulcers and battle to get rid of them. The Cerdak Wound Healing Device is a revolutionary new product from a KwaZulu-Natal based manufacturer which gives new hope to people suffering from bedsores.
It consists of a non-woven fabric sachet filled with microporous ceramic granules.
Classified as a device, the Cerdak™ dressing not only covers and protects the wound, but also enhances the normal healing process by creating optimal conditions in the wound environment. A strong suction action is created by the pores in the ceramic, causing the removal of excess wound fluid, which is then trapped in the absorbent ceramic granules, away from the wound. This ensures continuous cleansing of the wound and a constant control of bacteria.
The ceramic is inert, preventing any chemical reaction between it and the wound. Extensive clinical tests have proved the product to be completely safe and user friendly.
Cerdak is designed for use on an open wound and can therefore be applied to all Stage 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers. Early treatment with the ceramic can lead to the replacement of normally structured and functional new skin, but must of course always be accompanied by maximum pressure relief.
The variety of sizes and shapes available, makes Cerdak suitable for use on any pressure sore on any part of the body. A test sample has been attached to Rolling Inspiration for readers to test the effectiveness of Cerdak for themselves. For more information call the Cerdak helpline on 0861 237 325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The patient is a 21 year old paraplegic who became paralysed after a gunshot wound through his spine. A slowly deteriorating sacral pressure sore kept him in hospital for 2 months after the accident. Cerdak was then applied and the wound started healing steadily. The patient could resume his rehabilitation programme and was discharged from hospital within 8 weeks.