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Quick Facts - Wound Hygiene

Quick Facts Wound Hygiene
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Wound care professionals and their patients know just how frustrating and debilitating chronic and hard-to-heal wounds can be. Together with thorough assessments and comorbidity management, the Wound Hygiene protocol can help move a stubborn wound through the healing trajectory.

Wound hygiene is an effective method for preventing wound chronicity and promoting wound healing. This 4-step protocol—cleansing, debridement, refashioning, and dressing—inhibits biofilm formation and optimizes the wound bed for healing.

This fact sheet on wound hygiene provides an overview of this successful strategy for wound healing. Wound care professionals will appreciate this vital information, including:

Definition and demographics of chronic and hard-to-heal wounds
Wound hygiene protocol components
Wound and patient assessments
Biofilm and infection prevention and management
Pain control
Staff training for wound hygiene

Download Quick Facts – Wound Hygiene for the staff at your facility. With its print-friendly format, it is ideally suited for bulletin board posting, as well as for handing out at your next in-service.

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