IT'S TIME TO TAKE WOUND BED PREPARATION SERIOUSLY
In wound care, it is important to remember that ‘preparation is the key to success’.
Wound bed preparation has been defined as management of the wound, in order to accelerate healing and facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures. Cleansing has been proven to affect outcomes, improve healing rates and save the NHS money.1,2
The TIMES principles3 provide a useful framework for the foundations of wound bed preparation in practice:
Edge of the wound/epithelial cell migration
As such, the components of a wound bed preparation regimen should be: wound cleansing, debridement, management of infection and inflammation, measures to facilitate moist wound healing.3
Cleanse | Debride | Protect
Our solution: Cleanse | Debride | Protect
Cleanse, Debride and Protect is our three step solution that will help to you take wound bed preparation seriously, give you more confidence when you’re away from your patients and that can help to heal wounds faster.3
Follow the links below for information on this three step process.
"Use Prontosan® as a combined system"
“My main objectives in leg ulcer care are to free wounds from infection or biofilm, manage exudate and debride any slough or necrotic tissue from the wound bed.”
"I have found that using all three products in combination works particularly well… Together, all three stop biofilm reforming, reduce healing time and help to prevent wound infection“4
Read more about Practice Nurse, Katie Bennett’s experience using the Prontosan range of products for wound bed preparation in this Practical Patient Care article.
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Benefits of Debridement Pads in Clinical Practice
During the inflammatory phase of healing slough and exudate is produced, in chronic wounds excess exudate and the presence of slough can impede healing and contribute to biofilm production. Wound Bed Preparation (WBP) aims in the reduction of debris and bioburden from a wound bed via the removal of devitalised tissue, slough and exudate.
Aligning treatment to the wound infection continuum – a podiatry perspective
Kim Wilde, Advanced Podiatrist at the Manchester Local Care Organisation, provides her insight into wound infection when considering the treatment of lower limb and foot wounds.
Management and prevention of wound infections during Covid-19 - Part Three
In September 2020, we interviewed Louisa Way, Interim Head of Clinical Practice – Falls Prevention, Moving & Handling and Tissue Viability at University Hospitals Dorset, about her experiences of working as a wound care / tissue viability specialist during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the final part of the series of videos.
1. Dowsett C, Newton H (2005) Wound bed preparation: TIME in practice. Wounds UK 1(3): 58–70
2. Ovens, L. (2018) Advances in Wound Cleansing an Integrated Approach. Available online at: https://www.woundsinternational.com/resources/details/advances-wound-cleansing-integrated-approach [accessed Jan 2021]
3. Wounds UK (2017) Quick Guide: TIMES model of wound bed preparation. Available online at: https://www.wounds-uk.com/resources/details/quick-guide-times-model-of-wound-bed-preparation [accessed 27.11.2017]
4. Bennett, K. (2020) Effective Wound Bed Preparation . Practical Patient Care: 65
5. Seipp, HM et al. Efficacy of various wound rinsing solutions against biofilms. ZfW 2005: 4(5): 160-163 / Perez R et al. Effect of different wound rinsing solutions on MRSA biofilm in a porcine model. WoundM 2010: 4(2): 44-48