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SHEAR AND FRICTION RELIEVING DRESSINGS
The BursaMed® line of occlusive dressings deploy a patented friction-relieving gliding technology specifically designed for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and diabetic ulcers. BursaMed dressings can be used on any wound. Applied at the first sign of erythema, BursaMed will help prevent further skin breakdown by reducing skin friction and shear forces. BursaMed is also ideal during the remodeling stage and for use as a secondary dressing over Stage 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers.
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US Patent 5,899,207; 6,067,987; 7,087,806; 7,479,577; Australia Patent 738467; Canada Patent 2,323,426; China Patent ZL200480029227.3; EPO Patent 1063952; 1660000; Mexico Patent 230175; Japan Patent 4611980
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Oregon Business Magazine (May 2009) To your health
EMS1.com (April 2008) SAM Medical launches BursaMed for the Prevention and Treatment of Soft Tissue Trauma
"I am a CWOCN working in home care in an urban part of Iowa. We had an elderly man with a long history of paraplegia develop a reopened stage 4 pressure ulcer. This gentleman has had numerous pressure ulcer issues and has bilateral ischiectomies and coccygectomy due to osteomyelitis. He has also had his maximum amount of muscle flaps. He has limited resources and support. On 4/2/07 we admitted him to homecare with an ulcer at the (R) ischium: 6.5 x 6.5 x 2cm, wound bed filled with slough. He was on a low air loss bed and had a ROHO in his wheelchair. His time in the wheelchair was limited to 1 hr 2-3x/d. He actually spent most of his time in bed, off the ulcer. By late November the ulcer was completely debrided using alginate and transparent dressing and measured 6.5 x 2 x 2cm. We continued the same treatment and by 9/20/07 the opening was .1 x .7 x .1cm. It had copious drainage. Checked for undermining and found he had undermining circumferentially from 1 to 5.5cm. The wound was too small to add treatment to the undermining. Since undermining is caused by friction and shearing, he was taught on positioning to reduce friction and shearing. He was variably compliant with this. We decided to change the transparent covering the alginate to Bursamed to help decrease friction. 10/18/07 the wound was .1 x .6 x .1cm. The undermining was confined to the 9 o'clock to 12 o'clock position and was only .5 - 2cm. As of 11/29/07 the wound was completely healed. This is the first dressing I have found that truly makes a difference in the problems with friction and shearing issues. Patients report great comfort when the friction is reduced by the Bursamed dressing."
"I have been using BursaMed since September 2005...I have now expanded the use to patients with non-infected partial thickness ulcers and have had success in closing the wound with the use of topical cleansing and the application of BursaMed to reduce shear forces from the wound. It is simple for patients to apply and keeps the wound clean and moist with a sterile barrier."
"Within three weeks the ulcer on my heel showed significant improvement and was measurably reduced by size and depth."