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.
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:
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.
Removal of necrotic tissue, slough and biofilm at every dressing change.
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.
Dressing the wound
Addressing residual biofilm while preventing/delaying regrowth of biofilm by using biofilm dispersal agents, topical antiseptics and/or topical antimicrobial dressings.
Assess the wound at each dressing change to ensure it is progressing towards healing.
A simple four step regime
The core principle of Wound Hygiene is to remove or minimise all unwanted materials, including biofilm devitalised tissue and foreign debris, from the wound, address any residual biofilm, and prevent its re-formation. This will kickstart healing.*
*Murphy C, Atkin L, Swanson T, Tachi M, Tan YK, Vega de Ceniga M, Weir D, Wolcott R. 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, P7.
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We can provide everything you need to implement better wound care practices.
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