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Debridement and Wound Tissue: What's Healthy and What's Not?

Debridement and Wound Tissue - What's Healthy and What's Not
 

Identifying wound tissue types is imperative for effective care of patients with chronic wounds. Health care providers must be able to recognize the various categories of wound tissue during a wound bed assessment, to guide care planning and best practice treatment choices. As wound care professionals know, treatment goals vary by wound tissue type and composition.

This illustrated and referenced white paper provides a clear overview of skin anatomy and physiology, the types of wound tissue and other structures found within wounds, the TIME model of wound bed preparation, and evidence-based principles and techniques of debridement. A detailed table of debridement methods, their selectivity, and their mechanisms of action is also included.

Wound care professionals will appreciate this helpful resource, which will aid in comprehensive wound assessment, appropriate preparation of the wound bed, and decision making regarding debridement methods, to optimize clinical outcomes in their patients.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

TIME model of wound bed preparation
Importance of wound tissue identification
Skin and tissue anatomy
Wound tissue types
Other structures seen within wounds
Debridement methods

Identifying wound tissue types is imperative for effective care of patients with chronic wounds. Health care providers must be able to recognize the various categories of wound tissue during a wound bed assessment, to guide care planning and best practice treatment choices. As wound care professionals know, treatment goals vary by wound tissue type and composition.

This illustrated and referenced white paper provides a clear overview of skin anatomy and physiology, the types of wound tissue and other structures found within wounds, the TIME model of wound bed preparation, and evidence-based principles and techniques of debridement. A detailed table of debridement methods, their selectivity, and their mechanisms of action is also included.

Wound care professionals will appreciate this helpful resource, which will aid in comprehensive wound assessment, appropriate preparation of the wound bed, and decision making regarding debridement methods, to optimize clinical outcomes in their patients.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

TIME model of wound bed preparation
Importance of wound tissue identification
Skin and tissue anatomy
Wound tissue types
Other structures seen within wounds
Debridement methods

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