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Top Tips for Best Wound Cleansing Practices

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Are your wound cleansing practices up-to-date? Find out with these top tips for cleaning wounds properly and choosing the right cleansers.

Top Tips for Best Wound Cleansing Practices

 

When you get clinicians together to talk about wounds, dressing choices are usually a popular topic. Wound cleansing? Not so much.

Cleaning a wound thoroughly – and frequently – is a crucial part of wound care. In fact, you should clean a wound every time you change a dressing – unless it’s contraindicated. Why is it so important? Cleaning a wound:

  • removes loose debris and planktonic (free-floating) bacteria.
  • provides protection to promote an optimal environment for healing.
  • facilitates wound assessment by optimizing visualization of the wound.

So, how do you know if your wound cleansing practices are up-to-date? It all comes down to choosing the appropriate cleansers and cleaning the wound using the correct wound cleaning technique.

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Microcyn Skin and Wound Cleanser

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Microcyn Skin and Wound Cleanser
Oculus Innovative Sciences

Description: Microcyn Wound Care is designed to clean, assist with debriding and moisten a wide spectrum of acute and chronic wounds without harming healthy tissue. Microcyn® is available by prescription only.

Actions: Effective in cleaning biofilms: removes proteins and organic loads from wound bed.  Rapid activity against a broad spectrum of gram-positive, gram-negative and yeast species including MRSA and VRE with the  in vitro time kill of 30 seconds.

Indications: Acute and chronic dermal lesions, Stage I-IV pressure ulcers, Stasis ulcers, Diabetic ulcers, Post-surgical wounds, Abrasions and Minor irritations of the skin.

Information:

  • No known drug/treatment interactions or contraindications
  • No rinsing required: can be used directly on the wound or in combination with gauze and other absorbent wound dressings
  • Non-irritating: safe to use around the nose, mouth and eyes
  • Ready to use: no mixing, dilution or rinsing necessary
  • Compatible: can be safely and effectively used prior to treatment with silver dressings, skin substitutes, growth factors, negative-pressure therapy and others wound care treatments
  • Stable: 18 to 24 months depending on bottle type

Website:  http://www.oculusis.com/us/index.php