NICE has assessed the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad to help the NHS decide whether to use this product.
The Debrisoft pad is a single-use sterile pad used for wound debridement. Debridement removes dead or infected tissue from a wound to help with healing. After moistening the Debrisoft pad, the soft fleecy side of the pad is wiped across the wound with gentle pressure to remove unwanted tissue and debris. NICE has said that the Debrisoft pad can be used by healthcare workers treating wounds in either adults or children in community clinics or at home.
Healthcare teams may want to use the Debrisoft pad because the evidence shows that it debrides appropriate wounds more quickly, with fewer nurse visits, than other debridement methods. This will save money. It is also convenient, easy to use and well tolerated by patients.
This page was last updated: 01 March 2014