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Consensus guidance for the use of debridement techniques in the UK

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Consensus guidance for the use of debridement techniques in the UK

Claire Acton, Clare Morris, David Gray, David Leaper, Duncan Stang, Kathryn Vowden, Paul Chadwick, Peter Vowden, Sian Fumarola, Trudie Young
1 March 2011

In Autumn 2010, a multidisciplinary group of clinicians met in Manchester to discuss the issue of debridement in wound management. There are various debridement techniques available in the UK, but facilities and skills vary. This paper, resulting from the meeting, briefly outlines the differing techniques used, the levels of skill required to use them and the wound types for which they are appropriate. It is important that clinicians practising debridement are aware of the variations in method, and the limitations of their own skills and competency so that, if appropriate, the patient can be referred to receive timely and appropriate intervention.

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