Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 12 (1) How DACC dressings work to reduce bioburden and bacteria

Wound Essentials 12 (1) How DACC dressings work to reduce bioburden and bacteria

Infection | Stuart Thompson-MchaleTUART THOMPSON-MCHALE

This article outlines the use of antimicrobial dressings that contain dialkyl carbamoyl chloride (DACC). Unlike traditional antimicrobial dressings, DACC dressings bind to pathogens rather than destroying them. This reduces the level of bacteria in the wound and the dressings can be used in between episodes of debridement to prevent bacteria from re-establishing.