Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 7(2): Safe debridement in the community setting

Wound Essentials 7(2): Safe debridement in the community setting

Research, Service delivery | Trudie Young

It is widely accepted that wound debridement is necessary for optimal wound healing (Haycocks and Chadwick, 2012). Debridement has become an accepted part of wound bed preparation with the ultimate aim of achieving a clean, healthy, granulating wound bed (Benbow, 2011a,b). This article examines the way in which debridement can be conducted safely in the community setting.