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Reduce SSIs and hospital readmission


GENTA-COLL resorb is a haemostatic collagen sponge containing the aminoglycoside antibiotic – gentamicin

  • In 2016/2017 the cost to the NHS of surgical site infection was around £42,390,000.
  • According to the ‘Surveillance of surgical site infections in NHS hospitals in England’ by Public Health England, CABG surgery saw SSI risk increase to 3.3% in 2019/20 from 2.3% in 2018/19, which included infections at vein harvesting sites and the sternum.
  • With waiting lists at unprecedented levels and looming pressures of rapid patient throughput has there ever been a more prescient signal for preventative measures?
  • What is the true cost of a deep sternal infection to your Trust?

Hemostyptic – Resorbable – Malleable – Absorbent  – Structurally stable – Carrier material for fibrin sealants


NICE guidelines:

  • Recent evidence identified that the use of gentamicin implants before skin closure reduced the incidence of surgical site infections.
  • In particular, the evidence suggested that gentamicin-collagen implants reduced the incidence of surgical site infections in people at one month and two months after cardiac surgery.
  • The committee agreed that gentamicin-collagen implants should be an option to reduce the risk of infection


Data from Schimmer et al is an RCT that concludes that

“Routine prophylactic retrosternal use of a gentamicin-collagen sponge in patients undergoing cardiac surgery significantly reduces deep sternal wound infections”.


Now available on the NHS Supply Chain Catalogue!

Product Code Product description Size UoI Price
ELS711 GC1520 GENTA-COLL resorb gentamicin-collagen sponge 5x20cm 1 sponge £80


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