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A better way to help hard-to-heal wounds progress

We believe that there is no such thing as chronic wounds, only hard-to-heal ones. So, together with a panel of experts, we’ve created Wound Hygiene, a simple, four-step regime that ensures every wound can be properly prepared for healing every time.

MYTH-BUSTER
Some wounds will never heal
Wound Hygiene can prepare any wound for healing

Be sure in four

Wound Hygiene is a four-step regime designed to clean and decontaminate a wound, and overcome the barriers to healing often caused by the presence of biofilm. Apply these four simple steps to ensure that your patients’ wounds are properly prepared for healing every time:

STEP ONE

Skin and wound cleansing

Cleanse the wound bed to remove devitalised tissue, debris and biofilm. Cleanse the periwound skin to remove dead skin scales and callus, and to decontaminate it.

STEP TWO

Debridement

Removal of necrotic tissue, slough and biofilm at every dressing change.

STEP THREE

Refashioning of the wound edge

Remove necrotic, crusty and/or over-hanging wound edges that may be harbouring biofilm. Ensure the skin edges align with the wound bed to facilitate epithelial advancement and contraction.

STEP FOUR

Dressing the wound

Addressing residual biofilm while preventing/delaying regrowth of biofilm by using biofilm dispersal agents, topical antiseptics and/or topical antimicrobial dressings.

Continuously re-evaluate

Assess the wound at each dressing change to ensure it is progressing towards healing.

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Wound Hygiene in Practice with Leanne Atkin

Available On Demand

40 minutes

Leanne Atkin is one of the authors of the international consensus document. Defying hard-to-heal wounds with an early antibiofilm intervention strategy: Wound Hygiene. J Wound Care 2020; 29(Suppl 3b):S1-28.

In this webinar, Leanne will show you how to implement Wound Hygiene in day-to-day practice by routinely performing the four-step regime: Cleanse – Debride – Refashion – Dress. She’ll also talk about the results on her caseload.

Speaker

Leanne Atkin

MHSc, RGN, PhD, Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Huddersfield, UK

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