Only a clean wound can heal
The concept of ”Wound bed preparation“ was first described by Falanga et al (2000) and can be defined as the global wound management procedure to accelerate endogenous healing and enhance the effectiveness of advanced wound care products. The ultimate aim is to ensure the formation of healthy granulation tissue resulting in complete wound closure.
- Correct Chronic "Wound bed preparation" is achieved by:
- Reducing bacterial bioburden e.g. biofilm in the wound bed
- Removing necrotic tissue and slough
- Controling exudates
- Managing cellular dysfunctions and biochemical imbalances
Wound bed preparation
Prontosan as an integral part of wound bed preparation
*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
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Gentle dressing changes with Prontosan®
Dressings are often encrusted and stick to wound surfaces. By attempting to remove the dressing from the wound surface when dry, new injuries often arise with additional risk of infection, which in turn delay the healing process. In cases where bandaging is difficult to release, intensive dressing moistening with Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution is advisable until they can be gently released without traumatising the wound surface. If these actions are stubborn, it indicates the presence of large encrustations. The whole section of the body including the dressing should be thoroughly saturated with Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution until the dressings can be easily released.
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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.