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BBWM™ is a proactive approach that aims to reduce and prevent biofilm re-formation1

Sharp debridement and proactive biofilm prevention are the foundation of BBWM™1

  • Following sharp debridement, biofilm begins to re-form within 24 hours and becomes fully mature within 72 hours2
  • A broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy must be applied immediately following debridement to help prevent biofilm formation2

BBWM™ should be considered a critical element of good wound care practices2-4

  • Experts believe that biofilm is present in most wounds and that treatment strategies should adjust accordingly3-5
  • Suppressing biofilm while managing the other known barriers to wound healing holds the potential to radically advance wound healing3,6

Comprehensive BBWM™ should include antimicrobial technologies that both control biofilm and support healing4,5

  • It is imperative that new wound dressings have biofilm prevention capabilities4
  • The ideal antimicrobial technology balances a broad antimicrobial spectrum with high tissue compatibility7

References: 1. Phillips PL, Wolcott RD, Fletcher J, Schultz GS. Biofilms made easy. Wounds International website. www.woundsinternational.com/made-easys/view/biofilms-made-easy. Published May 17, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2016. 2. Wolcott RD, Rumbaugh KP, James G, et al. J Wound Care. 2010;19(8):320-328. 3. Wolcott R, Dowd S. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;127(suppl 1):28S-35S. 4. Percival SL, Vuotto C, Donelli G, Lipsky BA. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015;4(7):389–397. 5. Brantley J, Park H, Sanchez P, Fitzgerald R. Wounds Int. 2016;7(3):1-5. 6. Wolcott R, Cutting KF, Ruiz JC. Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. Publication No. UKCT-A0021. 2008:12-17. 7. Müller G, Kramer A. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008;61(6):1281-1287.