UPB creates patch that could alleviate heart injuries
The original user question was “In hospitalized patients with CVC is it more effective to use a chlorhexidine impregnated dressing at the insertion site compared to standard dressings to decrease major catheter-related infections and to decrease healthcare costs? If so how often is it recommended to perform puncture site healing, is it less or the same as with the standard dressing?”
The answers to the questions formulated, are elaborated with an exclusively formative purpose. The aim is to contribute with information to enrich and update the process.
The information below describes the steps for changing the dressing. Follow any additional instructions given to you by your healthcare provider.To change the dressing, you need to:If you have been prescribed a dressing change kit, follow the instructions for using supplies in that kit.Prepare to change the dressing in a sterile (very clean) manner:Remove the dressing and check the skin:Clean the area and catheter:To put on a new dressing:Tape the catheter to secure it:Throw away gloves and mask and wash your hands when you are finished. Write down the date you changed the dressing. Other care.
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Jessica Montserrat Aguilar Venegas and Laura Gabriela Gaytán Esparza, from the Agrogenomic Sciences program at the university, were in charge of modifying the E. Coli bacteria, which is suspended between the layers of the biopatch.
In the third stage of the burn, the university students explained, there is a greater risk of bacteria that kill the tissue. “What we are looking for is for our modified bacteria to recognize pathogenic bacteria and eliminate them; this would be linked to the medical treatments provided in hospitals to regenerate the skin and relieve pain”.
As for the award, the students of ENES Leon commented that the jury considered several aspects, such as the approach to society to raise awareness about the prevention of burns, disseminate genetic engineering and prove the concept of the project, i.e., how it was created and whether they had the necessary molecular tools.
The members were advised by researchers from their own institution. In the case of Montserrat and Gabriela, their tutors were Harumi Shimada Beltrán, Julio Vega Arreguín, Alejandra Rougon Cardoso and Antonio Hernández López.
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Generic name: chlorhexidine topicalBrand name: Betasept, Biopatch, Calgon Vesta, ChloraPrep One-Step, Dyna-Hex, Hibiclens, Hibistat Towelette, Scrub Care Exidine, Spectrum-4Drug class: Antiseptic and germicides, Mouth and throat products
Chlorhexidine may cause a rare but serious allergic reaction that can be life threatening. Get emergency medical help if you have: hives, severe rash; wheezing, difficulty breathing; cold sweats, severe dizziness; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Rinse skin before applying chlorhexidine topical. Apply only enough to cover the area you are treating. Do not apply this medicine to deep cuts, scrapes, or open skin wounds.
To use chlorhexidine topical soap, apply only enough to cover the area you are treating. Gently wash the area, then rinse well with water. Avoid using on large areas of skin.
This medicine is produced under sterile conditions, but its contents are not sterilized. It is possible for bacteria to enter the product and contaminate it, helping to spread infection. To avoid contamination of your medicine with bacteria: