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Title Wound Cleansing Quick Fact Card Download File
Author Activa publication
Publication Activa publication
Key Points What is wound cleansing,why do it and which methods suit which wound?

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Title Download File
Author All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum
Publication All Wales Guidance for the:Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb
Key Points The document concentrates on the prevention and management of hyperkeratosis and covers assessment, management plan and self-management, emollient therapy and removing the scales.

Conference poster

Title Changing the face of debridement in pressure ulcers Download File
Author Rosie Callaghan and Jackie Stephen-Haynes
Publication EPUAP poster September 2012
Key Points 12 patient study, Debrisoft removed devitalised tissue to enable accurate categorisation of pressure ulcers and reduction of visits.
Title Providing a holistic approach to skin care Download File
Author Lynne Whiteside and Tana McIntyre
Publication BLS Conference Birmingham 2013
Key Points Poster talks about the management of hyperkeratosis in lymphoedema using Debrisoft. • Pain free, safe and effective alternative treatment with minimal risk and trauma performed by a healthcare assistant.
Title Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue Download File
Author Stoffels et al.
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Key Points A firework exploded in a 17 year old boys face, embedding a "dirt tattoo" in his face. Debrisoft removed most of the particles quickly with great cosmetic results.
Title Getting debridement right in a challenging specialist patient group Download File
Author Anita Kilroy-Findley,
Publication Poster Harrogate 2013
Key Points Mental health patients with wounds can be difficult to manage. Debrisoft was used in these 2 case studies.
Title Safe debridement at home - a case study Download File
Author Liliana Girip
Publication Poster Harrogate 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 The value of collaborative working with industry in a community setting Download File
Author Teresa Greaves
Publication Poster Harrogate 2013
Key Points Mr C is deeply ashamed and isolated because of malodorous hyperkeratosis associated with 13 years of chronic oedeama. Working with industry on a new treatment regime transformed his life.
Title The management of a patient with bilateral lymphoedema and papillomatosis Download File
Author Carole Harding
Publication Poster Harrogate 2013
Key Points This case study demonstrates that a partnership with industry to deliver education, training and support can be beneficial to patient care without jeopardising integrity or independence as an NHS organisation
Title The role of an active debridement system in assisting the experienced clinician to undertake an assessment and determine appropriate wound management objectives Download File
Author Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
Publication Poster EWMA 2012
Key Points Debrisoft enabled removal of devitalised tissue and improved wound assessment
Title A novel treatment method for the removal of biofilm material Download File
Author Samantha Westgate
Publication Poster EWMA 2012
Key Points Mechanical disruption of a biofilm was achieved using Debrisoft
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
Key Points An evaluation of Debrisoft compared to standard best practice in 10 patients.
Title A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement system Download File
Author Ria Flinton
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 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
Key Points Debrisoft is quick and easy to use and virtually pain free for these patients
Title Debridement using a monofilament fibre pad to aid in the accurate categorisation of pressure ulcer Download File
Author Joanna Swan and Rommel Orig
Publication Poster at EPUAP 2013
Key Points 13 patients appeared to have a category 3 pressure ulcer. Debrisoft was used to assess the ulcers more clearly and 8 of the ulcers were actually re classed as category 2.
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
Key Points The use of Debrisoft to debride wounds followed by the application of SuprasorbC or SuprasorbX+PHMB showed encouraging results.
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
Key Points 25 diabetic patients treated with Debrisoft to debride and SuprasorbC to kick start the healing process.
Title The use of debridement pads in the management of children with severe Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Download File
Author J Denyer, EB Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Publication EWMA 2013
Key Points This poster describes the use of Debrisoft generally with EB children demonstrating how effective it is at cleaning wounds and the surrounding skin and how acceptable it is to young children and their parents
Title The Development of the All Wales Best Practise Statement on the Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb Download File
Author Crook and Mahoney
Publication EWMA poster 2013
Key Points A survey in Wales has resulted in a Best Practice Document to provide standardised treatment of hyperkeratosis and its prevention.
Title In vitro evaluation of the debridement performance of a new debrider Download File
Author Department of Dermatology,Jena, Germany
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Key Points Study showed Debrisoft's performance is significantly higher than using gauze.
Title Harrogate 2012 (DS) Download File
Author David Sewell
Publication Poster presentation Harrogate 2012
Key Points 11 patients presented in A&E with gravel rash. Debrisoft appears to have removed all the grit and no patient had to return for follow up removal.
Title Achieving vascular outcomes by smart debridement Download File
Author Kerry Hawkins
Publication Poster Harrogate 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
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 study to review the practice of wound cleansing, debridement and removal of foreign bodies from acute wounds in an accident and emergency department Download File
Author Sian Fumarola
Publication Poster Harrogate 2012
Key Points 8 patients were offered and chose Debrisoft to debride their wounds. In A&E accurate wound assessment informs correct clinical decisions.

Journal

Title Wounds UK Debridement Quick Guide Download File
Author Wounds UK
Publication Wounds UK June 2013
Key Points A quick guide to assist in selecting appropriate debridement method. Based on European and UK consensus documents.
Title Debrisoft:Revolutionising Debridement Download File
Author Activa supplement in BJN and BJCN
Publication Journal Autumn 2011
Key Points Booklet with introduction from Kathryn and Peter Vowden. Case studies from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists.
Title Some simple solutions to wound debridement Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton
Publication Nursing and Residential Care August 2011
Key Points The article reviews debridement methods appropriate for Nursing Homes
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
Key Points A prospective, blindly assessed pilot study using Debrisoft on 9 patients displaying biofilms, slough, necrotic tissue and hyperkeratosis
Title Clinical efficacy of a new monofilament fibre-containing wound debridement product Download File
Author Bahr S, Mustafi N et al
Publication Journal of Wound Care, Vol.20(5) May 2011
Key Points Debrisoft evaluation of 60 patients with acute and chronic wounds needing debridement
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
Key Points Brief overview of methods of debridement and advantages of Debrisoft
Title Debridement Made Easy Download File
Author Vowden K, Vowden P
Publication Wounds UK Volume 7 Issue 4 November 2011
Key Points Discussion of methods of debridement and their pros and cons
Title Self-management in combating chronic skin disorders Download File
Author Justine Whitaker
Publication Journal of Lymphoedema, 2012, Vol 7, No 1
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 Wound Assessment Made Easy Download File
Author Wounds UK, June 2012
Publication Wounds UK, June 2012
Key Points A guide to recognising wound types and importance of a full holisitic assessment to provide optimum wound care
Title Wound cleansing: is it necessary, or just a ritual? Download File
Author Menna Lloyd Jones
Publication Nursing and Residential Care, August 2012
Key Points The article aims to consider if wound cleansing is useful and how and why to do it.
Title The Missing Link - the key to improved wound assessment Download File
Author British Journal of Nursing
Publication British Journal of Nursing supplement
Key Points Clinicians discuss using Debrisoft to improve wound assessement, quality of life and cost effectiveness.
Title The Management of Pressure Ulcers Download File
Author Jackie Stephen-Haynes,Rosie Callaghan,Fiona Downie,Heidi Guy, Jacqui Fletcher
Publication Wounds UK September 2012
Key Points The articles highlight the discrepancies in practice and the complexity of reaching consensus about pressure ulcers, as well as taking this forward into day-to-day practice.
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
Key Points 18 patients trial who are selected to try Debrisoft, wound debridement pad
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
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.
Title The changing NHS and the role of new treatments: Using a monofilament fibre pad to aid accurate categorisation of pressure ulcers Download File
Author Caroline Dowsett et al.
Publication Wounds UK October 2013
Key Points Significant NHS reforms mean tissue viability services need to implement new treatments and ways of working in order to deliver significant cost savings. The changing NHS is discussed, followed by an example of how Debrisoft can aid in the clinician in accurately assessing pressure ulcers.
Title Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management Download File
Author Expert working group
Publication Wounds UK
Key Points The Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antiseptics/antimicrobial agents in wound care is now in its third edition. It seeks to integrate evidence-based wound management with expert opinion on practice.
Title Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice Download File
Author Wounds UK
Publication Wounds UK
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 Quick Guide: The Role of Debrisoft in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Download File
Author Wounds UK and The Diabetic Foot Journal
Publication Wounds UK and The Diabetic Foot Journal
Key Points Answers how Debrisoft can help manage diabetic foot ulcers and a useful decision making pathway
Title Principles of Debridement:The Diabetic Foot Download File
Author College of Podiatry, FDUK
Publication College of Podiatry, FDUK
Key Points The booklet provides a framework outlining the competencies and skills for debridement in the lower limb, as well as other anatomical areas, to provide guidance for all podiatrists to practice with confidence.
Title Understanding methods of wound debridement Download File
Author Leanne Atkin
Publication British Journal of Nursing
Key Points Guidance on debridement methods including Debrisoft, monofilament debridement pad

Other

Title The Debrisoft monafilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds Download File
Author National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Publication Medical technology guidance
Key Points New NICE Guidance recommends the use of Debrisoft as part of the management of acute or chronic wounds in community settings. According to NICE, hundreds of thousands of patients with wounds requiring debridement could benefit from Debrisoft. Using Debrisoft on these patients could save the NHS in the region of £15 million annually.

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Publication
Poster Harrogate 2012

Author
Stoffels et al.

Key points
A firework exploded in a 17 year old boys face, embedding a "dirt tattoo" in his face. Debrisoft removed most of the particles quickly with great cosmetic results.

 

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