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Debridement Methods and Modes of Action

Debridement Methods and Modes of Action
 

Debridement is the foundational component of wound bed preparation. In addition to removal of necrotic non-viable tissue, debridement eliminates cells that may harbor bacteria and thereby decreases the risk of infection, which can delay the healing process. Debridement also accelerates endogenous healing and aids in the effectiveness of topical wound treatments.

This informative guide discusses methods of debridement, including surgical sharp, conservative sharp, mechanical, enzymatic, biological, and autolytic, as well as the mode of action of each and the types of tissue debrided.

Wound care professionals will find this guide to be a helpful reference that provides a clear overview of the principles and practice of debridement for the promotion of wound healing.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Rationale for debridement
Distinctions between slough and eschar
Specific debridement methods
Pros and cons of each method
Patient-centered considerations
Factors in debridement method selection

Debridement is the foundational component of wound bed preparation. In addition to removal of necrotic non-viable tissue, debridement eliminates cells that may harbor bacteria and thereby decreases the risk of infection, which can delay the healing process. Debridement also accelerates endogenous healing and aids in the effectiveness of topical wound treatments.

This informative guide discusses methods of debridement, including surgical sharp, conservative sharp, mechanical, enzymatic, biological, and autolytic, as well as the mode of action of each and the types of tissue debrided.

Wound care professionals will find this guide to be a helpful reference that provides a clear overview of the principles and practice of debridement for the promotion of wound healing.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Rationale for debridement
Distinctions between slough and eschar
Specific debridement methods
Pros and cons of each method
Patient-centered considerations
Factors in debridement method selection

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