Article

Wound debridement: a clinical update

Citation

McFarland A & Smith FC (2014) Wound debridement: a clinical update. Nursing Standard, 28 (52), pp. 51-58. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.28.52.51.e9171

Abstract
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

Keywords
Autolytic debridement; debridement; tissue viability; wound bed preparation; wound debridement; wound healing; wound management;

Journal
Nursing Standard: Volume 28, Issue 52

StatusPublished
Publication date02/09/2014
Date accepted by journal19/06/2014
PublisherRCN Publishing
ISSN0029-6570
eISSN2047-9018