The Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital recently held a CME lecture sponsored by Bahamas medical supplier Ports International. Dr. Rhonda Roberts Carter presented on “The Emergency Management of Burns” followed by VP of Medline Industries, Burns and Advanced Wound Care Specialist Michael Carrol who presented on the “Latest Trends in the Management of Burns.” Burns are a common cause of injury presenting to the Emergency Department (ED). The most common causes of burn injury were contact with a hot liquid and contact with a hot object, and the most common body region affected was the upper extremities (40% each year), followed by burns to the head/face/neck.

Medline Industries’ SilvaSorb Gel was one of the featured products at the Emergency Department’s Burns CME lecture. SilvaSorb provides a quick and easy way to protect burns, cuts, scrapes and other wounds from infections. Applied immediately to scrapes and cuts, SilvaSorb Gel has been shown to be effective against MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant organisms. SilvaSorb dressings combine AcryMed’s patented MicroLattice Technology with a stabilized, controlled-release formulation of infection-fighting ionic silver. Due to its unique ability to regulate moisture at the wound site, SilvaSorb dressings help to sustain an optimal healing environment while providing added broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection against infections. SilvaSorb comes in a variety of formats for optimal use in the management of a variety of wound types such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers, skin tears, 1st and 2nd degree burns, grated wounds and donor sites, surgical wounds, and lacerations and abrasions.

For more information about Medline Industries or Ports International, visit our website at portsintl.com, email info@portsintl.com, telephone (242) 377-1771.

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