What is Debridement? How does it work?
Alongside wound cleansing, debridement is often the first step in any protocol of wound care.
The aim of debridement is to obtain a clean, healthy wound bed to allow rapid and effective healing by removing devitalised tissue, excess exudate, senescent and abnormal cells, and microbial burden, healthy tissue is unimpeded, and granulation tissue encouraged to form in the wound bed.
These factors allow wounds to progress to, and through, the final phase of wound healing and towards complete closure.
The Prontosan® debridement pad for soft mechanical debridement
Prontosan® Debridement Pad is designed for soft mechanical debridement – lifting and removing slough and debris for effective wound bed preparation.
The innovative shape provides a rounded end for larger surfaces and a tapered end for ease of access into smaller cavities and difficult to reach undermined wound edges.
Newest microfibre cleansing
The Prontosan® Debridement Pad uses the latest technology in cleansing – microfibres.
Each microfibre has a multiple strand structure, allowing for many more particles of slough and debris to be removed from the wound bed and bound to each mircofibre within the pad, not just brushed away as with traditional larger monofilament fibres.
There are millions of microfibers in each Prontosan® Debridement Pad for magnified debridement power!
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How do you order Prontosan® debridement pad?
Prontosan® Debridement Pad is available on Drug Tariff and can be prescribed in packs of 3.
It is available via NHS Supply Chain in packs of both 3 and 10.
Ordering codes are available in the table below:
Where can I get more information on debridement?
There is a lot more information on debridement and Prontosan® Debridement Pad which you can download via the links below.
Wound Care blog
Wound Care Blog
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.