Wound bed preparation is important because without proper preparation even the most expensive wound-care products and devices cannot produce positive results. The goal is to create a stable, well-vascularized environment that assists in healing chronic wounds. Prior to wound preparation you must assess the patient’s condition wound history, physical wound characteristics, and availability of resources.
The most common method for wound preparation is DIME which stands for:
Moisture Barriers like AquaGuard
Iodine Swabsticks like Povidone
Adhesive Remover Pads
Non Adhesive Arm Dressing Holders
Cell debris impairs wound healing and therefore nonviable tissue must be removed from the wound bed. It is evident from research and clinical trials that debriding necrotic or fibrous tissue accelerates healing. First aid debridement pads like Debrisoft Pad help in wound debridement with visible results in 3-4 minutes.
The next step to debridement is to assess the wound for superficial or serious infection, persistent inflammation, extensive colonization, and cellulitis. Wound bed preparation is directly affected by bacterial infection. Wound healing is hampered because the extracellular matrix and growth factors degrade at a faster pace than they synthesize, hindering progression toward the proliferative phase and eventually affecting re-epithelialization. Infection control can be undertaken by using effective antiseptic skin treatment products like the Povidone Iodine Prep Solution.
It is important to maintain a moist wound healing environment in order to promote wound healing. Appropriate amount of moisture aids the action of growth factors and cytokines and assists migration of cells like fibroblasts and keratinocytes. But attaining a correct moisture balance is quite challenging. Excess moisture may harm the wound bed and surrounding skin, resulting in maceration and skin breakdown whereas inadequate moisture may hamper cellular activities and increase slough, resulting in poor wound healing. A typical wound preparation plan must include wound management strategies, such as manual drainage, compression devices and garments, absorptive dressings, and negative pressure wound therapy.
Migration of epidermal cells and keratinocytes shows that the wound bed is satisfactorily prepared. Wound contraction is another important sign of adequate wound bed preparation.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy products like Cardinal Health's NPWT Pro Therapy Device and NPWT PRO TO GO Kit are specially designed to promote wound healing. A special dressing is put on the wound and a gentle vacuum pump is attached. Then fluids like wound exudates, body fluids, infectious materials, and irrigation fluids are removed from the wound to help it heal quickly.
Wound Prep Products create a stable, well-vascularized environment that assists in healing chronic wounds. HPFY provides a wide range of wound preperation products such as Moisture Barriers, Swabsticks, Applicators, Cotton Tipped Applicators, Preps Pad & Wipes, Drainage Aids and much more from top manufacturers such as Medline Industries, Mckesson, Cardinal Health, Dynarex Corporation, etc. Shop Today!!
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