Always refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to any application of the NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy
It’s best not to cut the NATROX® ODS as it has been designed to diffuse oxygen evenly across the whole wound bed.
It is safe to apply the NATROX® ODS on healthy peri-wound skin.
Yes, a barrier cream should be applied to the unhealthy peri-wound skin to protect from further damage
No, its not unusual for the wound to increase in size initially. As long as there are no clinical signs of infection continue with the NATROX® system.
No, as previously stated its not abnormal for the wound to increase in size initially.
Yes, very chronic wounds can still respond and benefit from the NATROX® system.
There is no evidence to-date that supports combining both therapies.
We would always advise to get the wound as clean as possible before applying the NATROX® system.
Yes, however if the wound is still showing signs of clinical infection then wait until it has settled.
It is possible for aerobic bacteria, but unlikely.
We would advise you continue with the NATROX® system until complete wound closure is achieved.
Yes, nerve endings are very sensitive to reduced levels of oxygen. Therefore increasing oxygen levels can significantly aid pain relief.
Moisture in the air reacts with the NATROX® cell, splitting it into its component parts, one of which is oxygen.
Air consists of 21% oxygen; in normal circumstances tissue O2 levels can never be higher than this. In reality O2 levels are likely to be less, due to underlying disease processes.
No, the choice of dressing is down to clinical preference, however semi-occlusive dressings have enhanced properties for retaining oxygen levels.
This is not an uncommon observation, however its presence is not associated with any delay in healing.
Yes, although the location and size of the wounds will dictate the best application method.