Journal articlesConsensus guidance for the use of debridement techniques in the UK

Consensus guidance for the use of debridement techniques in the UK

01/03/11 | Service delivery | David Gray*, Claire Acton, Paul Chadwick, Sian Fumarola, David Leaper, Clare Morris, Duncan Stang, Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden, Trudie Young

In Autumn 2010, a multidisciplinary group of clinicians met in Manchester to discuss the issue of debridement in wound management. There are various debridement techniques available in the UK, but facilities and skills vary. This paper, resulting from the meeting, briefly outlines the differing techniques used, the levels of skill required to use them and the wound types for which they are appropriate. It is important that clinicians practising debridement are aware of the variations in method, and the limitations of their own skills and competency so that, if appropriate, the patient can be referred to receive timely and appropriate intervention.