Case Studies

A Unique Approach to Heal a Neonate’s Open Abdomen Using Gentian Violet/ Methylene Blue PVA Anti-Bacterial Foam

By Stephanie Furtado, RN BScN NSWOC MClScWHMcMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Our Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Hydrate with Sterile water or Saline. The consistency of wound exudate may be too thick and may not allow the pores in the foam to completely open.
No. In order to prevent this situation, please re-evaluate your cover dressing. If you have a highly draining wound, the cover dressing should be absorptive. If you have a dry wound and need to add moisture, the cover dressing should be occlusive.
The bacterial load in those areas is very high and the dressing should be changed.
HFB has been used successfully with HBO for years but please refer to your on-site safety officer to determine if our product is cleared for your facility.
The bacterial load in those areas is very high and the dressing should be changed.

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