Preparing a foundation for wound healing
Effective preparation of the wound bed and surrounding skin includes proper cleansing and removal removal of harmful components that can impede healing. These factors include slough, hyperkeratotic skin, debris, and high levels of bacteria – including biofilm1,2,3
DebriMitt – Your partner in wound bed preparation
- Soft, polyester-fiber pads with finger pouch are conformable and controllable
- Gently removes non-viable tissue, hyperkeratotic skin, and debris
- Increases patient tolerance and acceptance
- Disrupts biofilm*4,5 and reduces wound bioburden6
- Helps prepare the wound bed for efficient use of sharp debriment (curette, scalpel, scissors)
- Reduces the risk for cross contamination7
DebriMitt disrupts biofilm and reduces bioburden6
24 hr mature P. aeruginosa biofilms grown on porcine skin. Biofilm removal was assessed by attaching test products to a toothbrush simulator.
After treatment, biofilms were visualized with blue viability dye. Viable bacteria appear pink whereas non-viable bacteria and porcine cells appear blue. Quantification of bacteria performed with ProPlus software.
DebriMitt reduces risk for cross contamination7
Wearing clean nitrile gloves, gauze and DebriMitt were used to clean agar plates containing bacterial lawns of P. aeruginosa.
The gloved hand was then pressed onto a fresh agar plate (n=3). The plate was incubated overnight to assess for bacterial transfer.
Bacteria transfer indicated by brown hue. The darker the brown, the more significant the bacteria transfer.
For detail and instruction on using DebriMitt please view our In-Service Video
Application Guide PDF
1. Wolcott R, Kennedy J, Dowd S, 2009. Regular debridement is the main tool for maintaining a healthy wound bed in most chronic wounds. J Wound Care; 18(2):54-6. 2. Strohal R, Apelqvist J, Dissemond J, O’Brien J, Piaggesi A, Rimdeika R, Young T, 2013. EWMA document: debridement. An updated overview and clarification of the principle role of debridement. J Wound Care; 22 (Suppl. 1):S1-S52. 3. Falanga V, Brem H, Ennis W, Wolcott R, Gould L, Ayello E, 2008. Maintenance debridement in the treatment of difficult to heal wounds, recommendations of an expert panel. Ostomy Wound Management (June Suppl.):2-13. 4. Thomason H, 2013. In vivo testing report describing the efficacy of DebriMitt™ to reduce bacterial load of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm infected mouse wounds. The University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences. Data on file, Crawford Healthcare. 5. Wilkinson H, McBain A, Stephenson C, Hardman M. Comparing the effectiveness of polymer deriding devices using a porcine wound biofilm model. CHC-R391. Data On File. Crawford Healthcare Ltd. 6. Thomason H.A., et. all. 2016. Monofilament wound preparation significantly reduces biofilm bioburden in an ex vivo and in vivo wound model. The University of Manchester. Poster presented at: WOCN Society 48th Annual Conference. 2016 June 4-8. 2016. Montreal, Canada. 7. Lovett J, Roberts S, Stephenson C, 2016. Assessing the potential for cross contamination following wound bed preparation. Poster presented at: WOCN Society 48th Annual Conference. 2016 June 4-8. 2016. Montreal, Canada.
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