Designed for frequent, regular and repetitive use, Wound Hygiene is a four step regime designed to comprehensively clean a wound and prepare it for healing.
Biofilm colonisation is the critical issue in wound healing and the essential cause of delayed healing.
Wound Hygiene is designed to address this. To promote healing, the biofilm must be managed early with a strategy comprising:
Cleanse the wound bed to remove devitalised tissue, debris and biofilm. Cleanse the periwound skin to remove dead skin scales and callus, and to decontaminate it.Cleansing Activities
Removal of necrotic tissue, slough, debris and biofilm at every dressing change.Debriding Activities
Remove necrotic, crusty and/or over-hanging wound edges that may be harbouring biofilm. Ensure the skin edges align with the wound bed to facilitate epithelial advancement and contraction.Refashioning Activities
Address residual biofilm while preventing/delaying regrowth of biofilm by using dressings containing antibiofilm and/or antimicrobial agents.Dressing Activities
Assess the wound at each dressing change to ensure it is progressing towards healing.
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