What is Debrisoft used for?

What is Debrisoft used for?

Debrisoft® is a rapid, highly effective, safe and easy method of debridement for superficial wounds containing loose slough and debris (Bahr et al, 2011). This includes leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and post-operative wounds healing by secondary intention.

How do you use Debrisoft pads?

How to use:

  1. Moisten. Debrisoft® Pad only cleans effectively if it is moistened beforehand! Debrisoft® can be combined with all common wound cleansing solutions.
  2. Clean. Wipe the soft fibre side over the wound, applying gentle pressure.
  3. And you are done.

What is Debrisoft?

What is Debrisoft®? Debrisoft products are unique, safe, highly effective debridement products that significantly improve wound bed preparation for acute and chronic wounds.

How do you remove slough from wound beds at home?

Wound irrigation, the use of cleansing solutions or a cleansing pad (e.g. Debrisoft®; Activa Healthcare), or the use of dressings – such as hydrogel sheets, honey or iodine cadexomers – can be used to remove slough by clinicians with minimal training.

What is Autolytic wound debridement?

Autolytic debridement is the lysis, or breakdown, of damaged tissue at a wound site by the body’s natural defence system by enzymes that digest specific components of body tissues or cells, e.g. proteins, fibrin and collagen (Ramundo 2007).

What is the yellow stuff in an open wound?

When you get a scrape or an abrasion, serous fluid (which contains serum) can be found at the healing site. Serous fluid, also known as serous exudate, is a yellow, transparent liquid that aids the healing process by providing a moist, nourishing environment for the skin to repair.

Does Manuka honey debride wounds?

Manuka honey is particularly useful in facilitating wound cleansing and autolytic debridement due to its high osmolarity, promoting a moist wound environment and creating an acidic environment conducive to healing (Montoya, 2013; Wahab, 2013).

Should Slough be removed?

Unlike sloughy tissue, where the goal of care is typically to remove it, there are instances where necrotic tissue should not be removed, or removed with caution. Slough is considered the by-product of the inflammatory phase of wound healing.