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Wound debridement: a clinical update

McFarland, Agi; Smith, Fiona C


Agi McFarland

Fiona C Smith


This article aims to improve nurses’ knowledge of wound debridement through a review of different techniques and the related physiology of wound healing. Debridement has long been an established component of effective wound management. However, recent clinical developments have widened the choice of methods available. This article provides an overview of the physiology of wounds, wound bed preparation, methods of debridement and the important considerations for the practitioner in implementing effective, informed and patient-centred wound care

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Sep 2, 2014
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 52
Pages 51-58
Keywords Autolytic debridement; debridement; tissue viability; wound bed preparation; wound debridement; wound healing; wound management;
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