Methods of wound debridement: a case study
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Methods of wound debridement: a case study

Jennifer Kelly Tissue viability clinical nurse specialist, Dermatology Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Wound debridement is the process of removing foreign material and dead or damaged tissue from a wound. It can speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of infection. There are various methods and each has its advantages and disadvantages. This article presents a case study to discuss the value of debriding wounds and the various options available.

Nursing Standard. 25, 25,51-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.02.25.25.51.c8348

Correspondence

jenny.kelly@qehkl.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review