WHAT IS ALTRAZEAL?
A Scientifically Engineered Dressing That Fits
Pour granules and cover the entire wound bed.
Granules absorb moisture and form an oxygen permeable matrix.
Dressing fits and seals the wound.
It also protects the wound from microorganisms.
Dressing flakes off as the wound heals.
Mechanism of Action: Transforming Powder
Altrazeal® is a patented powder dressing specially engineered to cover and protect the wound and to provide an ideal moist wound healing environment that supports cellular function and tissue repair. Its non-resorbable, sterile granules aggregate when hydrated with saline to form a moist, flexible, oxygen permeable film that fits and seals the wound.
The skin-like barrier serves many functions that promote healthy granulation tissue growth:
seals and protects the entire wound surface
allows oxygen transportation
manages exudate through vapor transpiration
prevents penetration of exogenous bacteria
Altrazeal® enables extended wear time, allowing the wound to heal without disturbing the wound bed with frequent dressing changes.
Application / Removal Guide: Low to Moderately Exuding Wounds
Step 1: Select a low to moderately exudating wound.
Step 2: Prepare and clean the wound bed.
Step 3: Apply Altrazeal to entire wound bed to form a thin, uniform layer. If required, smooth using spatula to form an even matrix.
Step 4: Accelerate dressing transformation with sterile saline or similar solution.
Step 5: Altrazeal does not necessarily require a secondary dressing. Apply a secondary dressing if deemed clinically necessary.
Step 6 (REMOVAL): Saturate with saline and gently lift away with forceps.
USES OF ALTRAZEAL
Altrazeal works best on clean wounds with mild to moderate exudation.
Operative Incisions / Wounds*
Skin Graft Donor and Recipient Sites
First and Second Degree Burns
Trauma Wounds / Lacerations / Skin Tears
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Venous and other Leg Ulcers
*Indicated for use as a primary dressing only and not a replacement for sutures
BENEFITS OF ALTRAZEAL
Altrazeal has been designed to deliver a unique blend of properties that optimize the wound bed environment to promote superior healing:
* Thanh Dinh, Hau Pham, Aristidis Veves, Emerging Trends in Diabetic Wound Care, Wounds Feb 10, 2002
** Ojan Assadian, Brett Arnoldo, Gary Purdue, Agnes Burris, Edda Skrinjar, Nikolaus Duschek, David J Leaper, A prospective, randomised study of a novel transforming methacrylate dressing compared with a silver-containing sodium carboxymethylcellulose dressing on partial-thickness skin graft donor sites in burn patients, International Wound Journal 2013
Efficiency and Outcomes: Transforming Expectations
Healthcare professionals are achieving remarkable results with Altrazeal.
Their patients appreciate its added comfort, reduced pain, extended wear time and ease of application, which in most cases does not require bulky secondary dressings and can be easily removed from the wound..
TV INTERVIEW - DR. GREG BOHN
President, American Board of Wound Healing
Global Leadership and Wound Care Excellence
Global Scientific Coordinator
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Are there any restrictions on vendors?
Although we do not limit your choice of any vendor, we do ask that the vendor is licensed and insured. This includes, but is not limited to, food/music/floral design/photography.
When do I have access to the venue?
Contracted hours are 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight. Earlier hours can be arranged.
Can I book the venue for a rehearsal dinner?
Yes. However, the venue is subject to availability pending other events scheduled for that date. The cost is $500 and you may access the venue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The venue can also be rented for $150/hour for rehearsals only.
May I bring my own alcoholic beverages?
To ensure the safety of your guests, all alcoholic beverages must be purchased from and served by the venue. Outside alcohol will be confiscated. For your event, you will be asked to schedule a time to meet with venue staff to prepare a menu for the bar. This will ensure our bar will meet the needs of your guests. No alcohol will be served to, nor may be consumed by, any persons under the age of 21. Bar service will be open until 11 p.m.
Do you provide tables and chairs?
Yes. We have various table sizes to suit your layout preference. We have 5' round tables and 6' rectangle tables. Cocktail tables and there are a few 8' tables for use. Chairs are also included in the price of the venue. We have chairs for both indoor and outdoor use.
Do I need to rent linens?
Yes, you will need to rent your own linens. Our tables are meant to be covered so you will want to be sure to get linens that fit either 5' round or 6' rectangular tables. Our cocktail tables do not need linens unless they are desired.
Can I pick a caterer of my choice?
You may use vendors of your choosing. However, all caterers must be licensed and insured. Food must be prepared and cooked off site. The venue’s kitchen offers a walk-in cooler and stove/oven for reheating purposes.
Where can my guests who are attending my event stay?
Because we are so conveniently located, there are many choices for your guests. Some of our favorites are listed below, and include a shuttle service:
What about overnight parking? Can my guests leave their vehicles?
We encourage guests who may have over-embibed to leave their vehicles at The Hive overnight! Because we regulate access to the venue, we just ask that they are picked up between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Do I need to provide my own decorations?
Yes. Besides the arbor backdrop, we do not proivde any decorations. The exterior will be beautifully landscaped and embellished with containers of our professionally grown and maintained flowers.
How do I get to The Hive?
The Hive is located behind Busy Bee Garden Center. Once you arrive at the entrance of Busy Bee, you'll be directed by signage as to where you should go. Please use the address of Busy Bee Garden Center in your GPS to help you arrive at The Hive.
How do I see or visit The Hive?
In order to make sure the booking process is fair to everyone, it is first come first serve and we do not allow people to view The Hive without first booking a tour. Please email us at email@example.com to set up a time to tour.
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