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Leading the way in Infection Prevention and Wound Care Solutions

Bravida is redefining what’s possible in wound care and infection prevention, with a portfolio of transformative products and technologies that are clinically proven to deliver uncompromising freedom and protection.


Bravida’s Innovative Solutions Impact Clinical Outcomes:

Wound Care

Chronic wounds impact the quality of life of nearly 2.5% (more than 8 million people) of the total population in the U.S. and the management of wounds has a significant economic impact on health care. (35)


In the United States, up to 80% of complicated urinary tract infections are attributable to indwelling urinary catheters. (36)

Vascular Access

CLABSIs are associated with a high-cost burden, accounting for approximately $46,000 per case. (34)

Surgical Site

Surgical site infections are the most frequent type of healthcare-associated infections, accounting for 14% − 25% of the total hospital-acquired infections. (32)


Methicillin-resistant S. aureus now is one of the leading organisms causing invasive infection in burns across the world, with burn units reporting rates of infection greater than 50%. (38)

Mechanical Circulatory Support

The overall mortality for driveline infection was 11.5%. (33)
Hospital-acquired infections during ECMO is 10–12% and their occurrence is likely to be more frequent compared with other critically ill patients. (40)

Wound Care
Vascular Access
Surgical Site Infections
Mechanical Circulatory Support

Number of US Patient and Healthcare Professional Lives Bravida has Impacted in 2023 (41)


Ventricular Assist Device/Mechanical Circulatory Support lives impacted


Vascular lives impacted


Post Acute Wound Care lives impacted


Surgical lives impacted


Burn lives impacted


Urology lives impacted

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See Our Newest Peer Reviewed Publications below

Driveline Exit-Site Care Protocols in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: a Systematic Review

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Mechanical Characterization of Anchoring Devices for the Prevention of Driveline Infection in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients

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A Silver Lining in the VAD Sky: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Driveline Dressing Study

Authors: Sylvie Baudart1, Liviu Klein2

University of California at San Francisco

Publication: Department of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center

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Decreasing Utilization of Indwelling Urinary Catheters Using Creative Strategies

Authors: Jeannine W.C. Blake, PhD RN1, Ellie Milo, DNP RN CENP NEA-BC2, Robert Garcia, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC3

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital

Publication: Elaine Mareib Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Chief Nursing Officer, Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hillss; Enhanced Epidemiology LLC

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The Efficacy of Sodium Hypochlorite Antiseptic: a Double-blind, Randomised Rontrolled Pilot Study

Authors: Thomas E. Serena1, MD, FACS, President and Trustee; Laura Serena1, LPN, Vice-President of Research Operations; Omar Al-Jalodi1, MD, Natrox Wound Care Fellow; Keyur Patel2, DO, Medical Director; Kristy Breisinger1, Research Analyst

1 SerenaGroup Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA, US. 2 SerenaGroup Advanced Wound and Hyperbaric Center, Monroeville, PA, US.

Publication: Journal of Wound Care

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ECMO Care Beyond Decannulation: A Nurse Driven Wound Care Protocol

Authors: Audrey Basic1, Emily Smith1, Jonathon Holte2, Sylvie Baudart3, Jason Smith4

University of California at San Francisco

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Peg Tube Dislodgement Reducing Harm Through Innovative Product and Process Change

Authors: Amanda Ross, RN, Jeannine Blake, PhD RN

Memorial Hermann Southwest, Houston, Texas, USA

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Modified Sodium Hypochlorite Anti-microbial Skin and Wound Gel in Difficult to Heal Wounds

Authors: Cassidy Finn, DO, Kristin Connors, NP, Jill Eysaman-Walker, DO, CWSP, ABWMS

Catholic Health Advanced Wound Healing Centers Mt. St. Marys Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Healing Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Lewiston, NY

Publication: Florida International University

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Non-Inferiority of a Novel Silver-Plated Dressing for Central Venous Catheters: A retrospective Cohort Evaluating Rates of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Adult Intensive Care Patients

Authors: Asa Oxner MD, Andrew Myers MD, John Sinnot MD, FACP, Jorge Marcet MD, Jillian Sajdak, Peggy Thompson BSN, CIC, Charles Myers

University of South Florida College of Medicine

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The Use of a Silver-Nylon Dressing During Evacuation of Military Burn Casualties

Authors: Amit Aurora, D.Eng., Alexander Beasy, BA, Julie A. Rizzo, MD, Kevin K. Chung, MD

Original Article

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Silver-plated Discs at PICC Insertion Sites in the Neonatal ICU

Authors: Gloribel Medina, MHA, MPH, BSN, RNC-NIC, Karen Fugate, MSN, RNC-NIC, CPHQ, Kimberly Atrubin, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Children's Medical Center, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA

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Reduce Driveline Trauma Through Stabilization and Exit Site Management: 30 Days Feasibility Results from the Multicenter RESIST Study

Authors: Marcia Stahovich, Kartik S. Sundareswaran, Sarah Fox, William Hallinan, Peggy Blood, Leway Chen, Salpy V. Pamboukian, Raymond Chinn, David J. Farrar, Francis D. Pagani, Laura Blue

Publication: ASAIO Journal 2016

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The Effect of Blast-Related Burn Injuries from Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

Authors: Charles C. Engel, Ryan K. McBain, Samantha McBirney, Sara E. Heins, Molly M. Simmons, Emily Hoch, Mimi Shen, Nicholas Broten, Gulrez Shah Azhar, Tepring Piquado

RAND Corporation

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Treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum with a Silver Contact Layer

Author: Dr. Carl Van Gils

Dixie Regional Medical Center Wound Clinic, St. George, UT, USA

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Chronic, Diabetic Foot Wounds with Ischemia and Tissue Loss: Use of Advanced Wound Care Techniques, Silver Plated Cloth, Allografts and Vascular Intervention to Prevent Further Tissue Loss

Authors: Dr. Stanley N. Carson MD FACS, Eric Travis DPM, Diana To MPT

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

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A Literature Review of the Military Uses of Silver-Nylon Dressings with Emphasis on Wartime Operations

Author: David J. Barillo, MD, FACS, FCCM

Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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Comparison of Silverlon Dressing to Xeroform Gauze in the Treatment of Skin Graft Donor Site Wounds

Authors: Michael C. Albrecht MD, Evan Renz MD, Leopoldo C. Cancio MD, Christopher E. White MD, Lorne H. Blackbourne MD, Kevin Chung MD, Eric E. Horvath DO, Peggy Bielke RN, David Baer PhD, Steven E. Wolf MD, John B. Holcomb MD

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA

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Silverlon use in Afghanistan for Burn Care

Authors: Mary-Margaret Brandt MD, Margaret Tait MT (ASCP), Thomas Toddanio MA MT (ASCP), Wendy Wahl MD

University of Michigan Burn Center, MI, USA

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Utilizing Silver Plated Fabric With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Author: Tina Baum, MS, CNS, ACNS-BC, CWON

Florida Hospital North Pinellas

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Wound Healing and Cost-Saving Benefits of Combining Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy with Silver

Authors: Jeffrey C. Karr DPM, Fernando Loret de Mola MD, Tri Pham MD, Leslie Tooke RN

The Wound Care Center at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL, USA

Publication: Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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Silver-Resistance, Allergy, and Blue Skin: Truth or Urban Legend?

Author: Dr. Jose P. Sterling, MD

St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Publication: BURNS: The Journal of the International Society of Burn Injuries

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Silver-Based Dressings for the Reduction of Surgical Site Infection: Review of Current Experience and Recommendation for Future Studies

Authors: Elia Charbel Abboud MD, Judson C. Settle MD, Timothy B. Legare MD, Jorge E. Marcet MD, David J. Barillo MD, Jaime E. Sanchez MD

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Publication: BURNS: The Journal of the International Society of Burn Injuries

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Healing Chronic, Ischemic, Infected Saphenous Vein Harvest Sites in the Legs with Silver Plated Cloth and Allograft Dermal Regenerative Matrix

Authors: Stanley Carson, MD FACS, Eric Travis, DPM, Carol Ajifu PT, DIana To, MPT

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Left Ventricular Assist Devices: An Innovative Approach to Decrease Infections Using a Silver Contact Dressing

Author: Joan Lerner Selekof BSN RN CWOCN

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Presented at Mid Atlantic Region Wound Ostomy and Conference Nurses Annual Conference

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A Clinical Evaluation of Silverlon® Wound Contact Layer Antimicrobial Wound Dressing

Author: Gareth Owen

Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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Silver in Medicine: A Brief History BC 335 to Present

Authors: David E. Marx DVM, David J. Barillo MD FACS FCCM

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA

Publication: BURNS: The Journal of International Society of Burn Injuries

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Silver In Medicine: The Basic Science

Authors: David J. Barillo, MD FACS FCCM, David E. Marx DVM

University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA

Publication: BURNS: The Journal of International Society of Burn Injuries

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Military Applications of Silver-Nylon Dressings

Author: David J. Barillo MD FACS FCCM

Winchester Medical Center, Winchester VA, USA

Publication: BURNS: The Journal of the International Society of Burn Injuries

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Silver Negative Pressure Dressing With Vacuum-assisted Closure of Massive Pelvic and Extremity Wounds

Authors: Herrick J. Siegel MD, Diego F. Herrera MD, Jason Gay CRNFA

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL, USA

Publication: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

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Do Silver-impregnated Dressings Limit Infections After Lumbar Laminectomy with Instrumented Fusion?

Author: Nancy E. Epstein MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Publication: Surgical Neurology

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A Clinical Trial to Investigate the Effect of Silver Dressings on Mediastinitis Rates in Postoperative Cardiac Sternotomy Incisions

Authors: Roger Huckfeldt MD FACS, Clyde Redmond MD, Debbie Mikkelson BSM, Phillip J. Finley MS, Cindy Lowe BS CCRP, Jennifer Robertson RN

St John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO, USA

Publication: Ostomy Wound Management

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Reduction in Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections Correlated With the Introduction of a Novel Silver-Plated Dressing for Central Venous Catheters and Maintained for 6 Years

Authors: Rachel Karlnoski PhD1, Elia Charbel Abboud MD1, Peggy Thompson BSN CIC FAPIC2, Asa Z. Oxner MD3, John T. Sinnott, MD FACP4, Jorge E. Marcet MD FACS FASCRS1

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA

Publication: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine

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The Use of Silver Nylon in Preventing Surgical Site Infections Following Colon and Rectal Surgery

Authors: Beth Krieger MD, Donald M. Davis MD, Jaime E. Sanchez MD, James J. Mateka, Valentine N. Nfonsam MD, Jared C. Frattini MD, Jorge E. Marcet MD

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Publication: Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

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Use of a Silver Nylon Dressing Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Decreases the Postoperative Infection Rate

Authors: Ashley J. Tisosky MD1, Otatade Iyoha-Bello BSc2, Nicholas Demosthenes BA3, Giovanni Quimbayo MD2, Tara Coreanu BSc4, Ayesha Abdeen MD FRCSC5

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Publication: JAAOS - Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Silverlon: A Weapon Against Driveline Infections in LVAD Patients

Authors: K.R. Barrett1, B. Ebert2, and M. Remaly3

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA; Lehigh Valley Health Network, Harleysville, PA; and the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Germansville, PA

Publication: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Vol 42, No 4S, April 2023

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Patient Perspectives on Novel Intervention for Radiation Dermatitis

Authors: Phylicia Gawu, D.O.1, Oluwatomiwa Awobayiku, BS2, Alekhya Mitta M.D.3, Christina Henson M.D.4

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Stephenson Cancer Center; New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University

Publication: InitialPatient Perspectives on a Novel Intervention for Radiation Dermatitits: A Single Institutional Experience

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Silver-Plated Wound Dressings for the Management of Radiation Dermatitis in Head and Neck Cancer

Authors: Cody R Kilar, DO, PhD1, Christopher Knoth, MD2, Alexis Warden PA-C3, David A Clump, MD, PhD4

Department of Radiation Oncology, West Virginia University Cancer Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia

Publication: WVU Cancer Institute

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