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The role of surfactants in mechanical debridement

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The role of surfactants in mechanical debridement

Trudie Young
12 March 2019

This article is based on a Made Easy workshop held at the Wounds UK annual conference in Harrogate, UK, on 6th November 2018. The aim of the workshop was to provide practical information about the importance of performing routine mechanical debridement in all chronic wounds as a fast and efficient method to help move wounds towards healing. Effective cleansing and debridement of wounds reduces the risk of infection and associated complications, by removing potential obstacles to healing, including slough and necrotic tissue (Benbow, 2011). The workshop considered evidence for using the UCS® debridement cloth (medi UK).

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