Pressure ulcers

By removing superficial slough and debris, Debrisoft helps to reduce the risk of infection and promote the development of healthy granulation tissue.

This leaves the area clear for inspection, and also aids in the accurate categorisation of pressure ulcers, which has been identified as a crucial element when delivering safe and effective pressure ulcer care.1

1 Dowsett C, Swan J & Orig R 2014 Wounds UK 9 (4).

Case studies



Debrisoft® and Debrisoft® Lolly

An innovative new method of debridement to promote wound healing and cleanse wounds.

Wound debridement

Essential component of wound bed preparation.

Pressure ulcers

Causes of pressure ulcers, their prevention, assessment and management.

Clinical evidence

Debrisoft:making the case

This guide is designed to be used to help make the case for implementing Debrisoft into clinical practice.

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: May 1st, 2015


Accurate Pressure Ulcer Assessment

A quick reference guide to categorizing pressure ulcers

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: February 1st, 2015


Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

This handy guide clearly shows you how and when to use Debrisoft, plus handy tips and hints on getting the best results. Debrisoft is supported by NICE and helps you assess and debride hyperkeratosis, acute and chronic wounds.

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: June 1st, 2014


The changing NHS and the role of new treatments: Using a monofilament fibre pad to aid accurate categorisation of pressure ulcers

Significant NHS reforms mean tissue viability services need to implement new treatments and ways of working in order to deliver significant cost savings. The changing NHS is discussed, followed by an example of how Debrisoft can aid in the clinician in accurately assessing pressure ulcers.

Author: Caroline Dowsett et al.
Publication: Wounds UK October 2013
Date: October 1st, 2013


Debridement using a monofilament fibre pad to aid in the accurate categorisation of pressure ulcer

13 patients appeared to have a category 3 pressure ulcer. Debrisoft was used to assess the ulcers more clearly and 8 of the ulcers were actually re classed as category 2.

Author: Joanna Swan and Rommel Orig
Publication: Poster at EPUAP 2013
Date: August 1st, 2013


First evaluation of a clinical pathway using wound debridement, antimicrobial hydrobalance dressing and collagen dressing on 57 patients with chronic wounds

The use of Debrisoft to debride wounds followed by the application of SuprasorbC or SuprasorbX+PHMB showed encouraging results.

Author: Wolber et al.
Publication: Poster Presentation EWMA 2013
Date: May 1st, 2013


A study to review the practice of wound cleansing, debridement and removal of foreign bodies from acute wounds in an accident and emergency department

8 patients were offered and chose Debrisoft to debride their wounds. In A&E accurate wound assessment informs correct clinical decisions.

Author: Sian Fumarola
Publication: Poster Harrogate 2012
Date: November 1st, 2012


Changing the face of debridement in pressure ulcers

12 patient study, Debrisoft removed devitalised tissue to enable accurate categorisation of pressure ulcers and reduction of visits.

Author: Rosie Callaghan and Jackie Stephen-Haynes
Publication: EPUAP poster September 2012
Date: September 1st, 2012


The Management of Pressure Ulcers

The articles highlight the discrepancies in practice and the complexity of reaching consensus about pressure ulcers, as well as taking this forward into day-to-day practice.

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes,Rosie Callaghan,Fiona Downie,Heidi Guy, Jacqui Fletcher
Publication: Wounds UK September 2012
Date: September 1st, 2012


The Missing Link - the key to improved wound assessment

Clinicians discuss using Debrisoft to improve wound assessement, quality of life and cost effectiveness.

Author: British Journal of Nursing
Publication: British Journal of Nursing supplement
Date: September 1st, 2012


Wound Assessment Made Easy

A guide to recognising wound types and importance of a full holisitic assessment to provide optimum wound care

Author: Wounds UK, June 2012
Publication: Wounds UK, June 2012
Date: June 1st, 2012


The role of an active debridement system in assisting the experienced clinician to undertake an assessment and determine appropriate wound management objectives

Debrisoft enabled removal of devitalised tissue and improved wound assessment

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
Publication: Poster EWMA 2012
Date: May 1st, 2012


Debrisoft:Revolutionising Debridement

Booklet with introduction from Kathryn and Peter Vowden. Case studies from a range of healthcare professionals including podiatrists.

Author: Activa supplement in BJN and BJCN
Publication: Journal Autumn 2011
Date: September 1st, 2011


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