The role of wound cleansing in the management of wounds

2014, Vol 5, No 3, pages 25–31

Wound cleansing should be seen as an integral part of wound bed preparation to optimise the wound environment by removing debris, reducing bacterial load and preventing biofilm activity. Clinicians have a number of options to choose from when selecting an appropriate wound irrigation solution. One factor to consider includes the ability to mount a rapid antimicrobial response to microbial contamination, while avoiding damage to human cells important for wound healing.

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