NewsNew debridement technique for pressure ulcers

New debridement technique for pressure ulcers

Complex wounds, Pressure Ulcers

New debridement technique for pressure ulcers A recent study has demonstrated the efficacy of a new debriding pad, called Debrisoft® (Activa Healthcare), which can be moistened and applied to wounds or hyperkeratosis, assisting with the removal of sloughy tissue.

A recent study has demonstrated the efficacy of a new debriding pad, called Debrisoft® (Activa Healthcare), which can be moistened and applied to wounds or hyperkeratosis, assisting with the removal of sloughy tissue.

Tissue viability link nurses used the protocol for the evaluation of new products within a healthcare trust to assess Debrisoft in patients with wounds or hyperkeratosis. The pads were used for debridement by 25 nurses, for hyperkeratosis by four nurses and for both by 11 nurses. Over 60% of the nurses thought the method was 'very good,' 25% thought it 'good,' 12.5% found it 'fairly good' and 2.5% found it to be 'poor'. Most found the pads easy to use and that they debrided wounds quicker than other methods.

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