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Author Jenny Williamson,Lol Pidcock,
Publication Harrogate Poster
Date 1 November 2014
Key Points Bandages may not be what the patient prefers, using bandages until the limb and wound are suitable for a hosiery kit suited this tennis playing patient.
Title Safe debridement at home - a case study Download File
Author Liliana Girip
Publication Poster Harrogate 2013
Date 1 November 2013
Key Points Leg ulcer patient suffering with copious exudate, excoriation, pain, gross oedema and lymphorrhoea. Debrisoft used effectively as a debridement method at home.
Title First evaluation of a clinical pathway using wound debridement, antimicrobial hydrobalance dressing and collagen dressing on 57 patients with chronic wounds Download File
Author Wolber et al.
Publication Poster Presentation EWMA 2013
Date 1 May 2013
Key Points The use of Debrisoft to debride wounds followed by the application of SuprasorbC or SuprasorbX+PHMB showed encouraging results.
Title Achieving vascular outcomes by smart debridement Download File
Author Kerry Hawkins
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Date 1 November 2012
Key Points Comparing Debrisoft with Larvae for debridement. Huge cost savings could be achieved by using Debrisoft.
Title An evaluation of the role of an active debridement system within a First Dressing Initiative Download File
Author Menna Lloyd Jones
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Date 1 November 2012
Key Points Evaluating whether Debrisoft should be routinely carried by nurses in the community. Case study felt Debrisoft enables better and faster wound assessment on first patient visit.
Title A cohort study on the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer patients using a monofilament debrider and a collagen dressing Download File
Author Rieke,nurse practitioner diabetic foot
Publication Poster EWMA 2012
Date 1 May 2012
Key Points 25 diabetic patients treated with Debrisoft to debride and SuprasorbC to kick start the healing process.
Title A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement system Download File
Author Ria Flinton
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Date 1 November 2011
Key Points Debrisoft painlessly removed slough and hyperkeratosis for Mrs H
Title A 10 Patient evaluation of a new active debridement system Download File
Author Susan Johnson,
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Date 1 November 2011
Key Points Debrisoft is quick and easy to use and virtually pain free for these patients
Title Evaluation of a new debridement method for sloughy wounds and hyperkeratotic skin for a non-specialist setting Download File
Author Agnes Collarte, Loty Lara, Tissue Viability Deputy Team Leaders & Andreia Alberto, Tissue Viability Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation at EWMA Conference, Brussels - May 2011
Date 1 May 2011
Key Points An evaluation of Debrisoft compared to standard best practice in 10 patients.


Title Debrisoft:making the case Download File
Author Wounds UK
Publication Wounds UK
Date 1 May 2015
Key Points This guide is designed to be used to help make the case for implementing Debrisoft into clinical practice.
Title Challenge your practice:venous leg ulcers Download File
Author Trudie Young, Simon Barrett, Joy Tickle, Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
Publication JCN
Date 1 November 2014
Key Points Leading clinicians explaining how challenging ritualistic practice and keeping up to date with evidence based practice benefits patients and clinicians.
Title Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice Download File
Author Wounds UK
Publication Wounds UK
Date 1 June 2014
Key Points This handy guide clearly shows you how and when to use Debrisoft, plus handy tips and hints on getting the best results. Debrisoft is supported by NICE and helps you assess and debride hyperkeratosis, acute and chronic wounds.
Title Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders Download File
Author Justine Whitaker
Publication Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
Date 1 September 2012
Key Points Ensuring individuals have access to appropriate treatment programmes is paramount in preventing condition from worsening and problems from re-occurring. Using aids such as Debrisoft to gain successful results and thus prevent further complications should be considered as part of the skin hygiene regimen of all patients.
Title The Missing Link - the key to improved wound assessment Download File
Author British Journal of Nursing
Publication British Journal of Nursing supplement
Date 1 September 2012
Key Points Clinicians discuss using Debrisoft to improve wound assessement, quality of life and cost effectiveness.
Title Wound cleansing: is it necessary, or just a ritual? Download File
Author Menna Lloyd Jones
Publication Nursing and Residential Care, August 2012
Date 1 August 2012
Key Points The article aims to consider if wound cleansing is useful and how and why to do it.
Title Wound Assessment Made Easy Download File
Author Wounds UK, June 2012
Publication Wounds UK, June 2012
Date 1 June 2012
Key Points A guide to recognising wound types and importance of a full holisitic assessment to provide optimum wound care
Title Debrisoft:Revolutionising Debridement Download File
Author Activa supplement in BJN and BJCN
Publication Journal Autumn 2011
Date 1 September 2011
Key Points Booklet with introduction from Kathryn and Peter Vowden. Case studies from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists.
Title Using Debrisoft for Wound Debridement Download File
Author Maureen Benbow , Senior Lecturer, University of Chester
Publication Journal of Community Nursing, Vol.25(5), Sept/Oct 2011
Date 1 September 2011
Key Points Brief overview of methods of debridement and advantages of Debrisoft
Title Some simple solutions to wound debridement Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton
Publication Nursing and Residential Care August 2011
Date 1 August 2011
Key Points The article reviews debridement methods appropriate for Nursing Homes
Title Assessing the clinical performance of a new selective mechanical wound debridement product Download File
Author David Gray, Pam Cooper,Fiona Russell,Sandra Stringfellow
Publication Wounds UK Journal July 2011
Date 1 July 2011
Key Points 18 patients trial who are selected to try Debrisoft, wound debridement pad
Title The wound debrider: a new monofilament fibre technology Download File
Author Gilbert Haemmerle, Heinz Duelli, Martin Abel, Robert Strohal
Publication British Journal of Nursing
Date 1 March 2011
Key Points A prospective, blindly assessed pilot study using Debrisoft on 9 patients displaying biofilms, slough, necrotic tissue and hyperkeratosis
Title Consensus guidance for the use of debridement techniques in the UK Download File
Author David Gray et al.
Publication Wounds UK 2010 vol.6 no 4
Date 1 December 2010
Key Points Looking at range of debridement techniques available in the UK and the skills required for each, who should use which method and when to refer.



Harrogate Poster

Anita Heron,Georgina Maginn

Key points
Bob was very distressed by ineffective treatment for his actinic keratosis, which was sore and looked and smelt unpleasant. Debrisoft removed 90% of the scales on first use. Bob can self manage and NHS costs greatly reduced.


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