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.
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Wound Hygiene in Practice with Leanne Atkin
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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.
MHSc, RGN, PhD, Vascular Nurse Consultant, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Huddersfield, UK