RTD is a highly effective multi-medication wound dressing that performs exceptionally well over a broad spectrum of wounds, especially those that are infected. RTD is FDA cleared.
It is inexpensive. The RTD dressing can be used in a non-sterile environment, applied by non-medical staff, and last up to three days between changes.
While there are some wounds that will not heal, irrespective of treatment protocols, there are an enormous number of wound types for which healing can be achieved utilizing the innovative RTD dressing technology. This technology incorporates proven medications with a medical grade polyether/polyurethane matrix which together, exhibit the ability to assist skin and exposed tissue to heal.
Application of RTD Dressing after surgery can effectively protect from infection and promote healing. Studies show that RTD simultaneously accelerates wound closure faster than ordinary protocols using competitive products, thus minimizing expensive hospital stays and maximizing patient comfort, especially for chronic and non-healing wounds. That being said, RTD works as the most cost efficient post surgical barrier to infection, minimizing hospital re-admission.
The anti-microbial agents in RTD are ionically bonded to the foam matrix, and are therefore not present in the wound bed. The dressing is designed to not to release anti-microbial agents into the wound. They stay in the dressing matrix. The capillary action of the proprietary dressing brings the exudates into the matrix. All killing happens in the Matrix, leaving the wound to heal properly. This can result in accelerated healing. IF infection were to occur at this point, the necessary protocol is already in place to begin the healing process.
Four of the several principal product claims are:
• The RTD dressing is a (20:1+) weight absorbing, inert, dry, soft, pliable, wound conforming, polyether/polyurethane foam pad dressing impregnated with three anti-microbials.
• It absorbs microbe infected wound exudates.
• This is a high-tech wound dressing that may be applied by non-medical staff who have no medical training.
• All anti-microbial are bonded to the foam matrix, and are therefore not merely present in the wound
The RTD dressing is applicable to a broad spectrum of illnesses, ages, and patient conditions. Examples reported from front line nurses in their independent product evaluation are:
Brown recluse bites
Chemical burns (1st and 2nd degree)
Herpetic blisters of the skin
Infected skin surgical sites
Infected wound sites
Post surgical flaps
Radiation burns (1st & 2nd degree)
Thermal burns (1st & 2nd degree)
RTD has been tested against various microbes. The following organisms were tested by an independent laboratory; the log reduction to the base 10 over time is shown in parentheses:
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA (>5.74, 24hrs)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci, VRE (2.2, 48 hrs)
Staphylococcus Aureus (>4.59, 24hrs)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (>4.33, 24hrs)
Escherichia coli (>3.21, 24hrs)
Salmonella cholerasuis (>3.73, 24hrs)
Clostridium sporogenes (2.37, 48hrs)
Bacillus subtilis (2.81, 24hrs)
Aspergillus niger (>3.51, 24hrs)
Candida albicans (>3.54, 24hrs)
In 12 week AMDA Studies – RTD applied to pressure ulcer wounds, regardless of stage enjoyed a 94.8% heal rate. Some others below:
Diabetic Ulcers – 70% in 20 days
Pyoderma gangrenosum – 75% in 60 days
Note: averages based on application time to full healing regardless of severity of infection.
RTD is most compared to the Hollister manufactured product Hydrofera Blue. Here is how they stack up. (http://www.hollisterwoundcare.com/products/hydrofera_blue_bacteriostatic.aspx)