Why Debrisoft®?

Debrisoft’s unique mode of action makes it easier to use and less expensive than other debridement methods.

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Unique action

Patented Monofilament Fibre Technology™

  • Millions of monofilament fibres
  • Cut to a specific angle and length
  • Angled tips reach uneven areas of skin or wound bed
  • A gentle, safe and precise method of debridement

Unique mode of action

  • Lifts up superficial slough and debris, including biofilm, quickly and easily
  • Binds it between the fibres
  • Removes barriers to healing
  • Leaves the area clear and promotes development of healthy tissue
  • Safe to use on new granulation tissue and epithelial cells

Easy to use

Debrisoft is a rapid, highly effective, safe and easy method of debridement for acute and chronic wounds. Debrisoft is ideal for superficial wounds and is also very effective in the removal of hyperkeratosis from the skin. While NEW Debrisoft Lolly has been specially developed to debride deep, surgically-invasive and hard-to-reach area of wounds and skin.

Step 1:

Open the Debrisoft single-use, sterile pack

Step 2:

Fully moisten the soft, fleecy side of the Debrisoft pad with 20-40ml (1-2 egg cups) of tap water or saline. (Always refer to local guidelines.)

Step 3:

Gently, with light pressure, as if exfoliating, use the soft, fleecy side of the moistened Debrisoft in a circular motion (on wounds) or in long, sweeping strokes (on the skin).

Step 4:

Use a new piece of Debrisoft for each separate wound/area of skin and dispose of the used Debrisoft in normal clinical or household waste.

Debrisoft Lolly

Indications Order a sample

Step 1:

Open the Debrisoft Lolly single-use, sterile pack.

Step 2:

Fully moisten the head of the Debrisoft Lolly while in the packet with 5-15ml tap water or saline*, which is equivalent to 1-3 teaspoons. (*Always refer to local guidelines).

Step 3:

Clean the wound and/or hard-to-reach areas by applying gentle pressure with the soft, fibre head of the moistened Debrisoft Lolly.

Step 4:

Use a new Debrisoft Lolly for each separate area. If necessary, clean the skin surrounding the wound with a moistened Debrisoft pad. Dispose of the used Debrisoft Lolly (and pad) in normal clinical or household waste.

Cost effective

Debriding with Debrisoft, from Activa Healthcare, can result in a marked visible difference within a matter of days. This reduces the number and frequency of nurse visits and significant savings can be passed on to the NHS.

According to 2014 NICE guidance, using Debrisoft could result in savings of up to £15 million per annum nationally/up to £484 per patient.

For complete wound debridement in a community clinic

Savings of up to £15 million per annum nationally/up to £484 per patient

Debrisoft is reducing the cost of pressure ulcers

The cost of preventing and treating pressure ulcers in a 600 bed acute trust has been estimated at between £600,000 and £3m a year (Touche R; 1993). The total cost in the UK is estimated to be £1.4 - £2.1 billion annually, comprising 4% of total NHS expenditure1.

Correct classification of Pressure Ulcers is vital to ensure that the patient gets the correct care regime, but also that the correct information is compiled, and to avoid unnecessary use of time and resources such as pressure relieving equipment.

A recent paper (Swann J, Orig R, 2013) revealed using Debrisoft can assist in the correct classification of Pressure Ulcers and help reduce nurse time and incorrect reporting by identifying the appropriate care regime, thereby reducing costs for the NHS.

1 Bennett G, Dealey C, Posnett J, (2004). The cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and Ageing 2004; 33: 230-235.

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