HydroClean® plus

Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD™) offering rapid wound debridement

HydroClean® plus provides physical autolytic debridement: with the attributes of autolytic debridement and the benefits of mechanical debridement.

HydroClean® plus can be used on a variety of acute and chronic wounds where debridement and moist wound healing are needed. HydroClean® plus is suitable for wounds with low and no exudate to those with moderate exudate.

Reduced patient pain

Clinical evaluation shows HydroClean® plus provides rapid debridement with a reduction in patient pain during wear time. [2,4]

Suitable wound types

HydroClean plus can be used on most acute and chronic wounds, including the following but not limited to; pressure ulcers, venous (VLUs) and arterial leg ulcers (ALUs), diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), acute wounds, surgical wounds, burns, donor sites, malignant wounds, traumatic wounds, abrasions, or fungating wounds.

Our HydroClean® plus mini, 3cm round dressing, is perfect for small and cavity wounds such as venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) on toes, at the metatarsal and ankle, other small or cavity wounds where clinically appropriate.

Patient case study

Day 1

Patient was an 86-year-old male who had amputation of 5th toe (right foot) due to infection and necrosis. On day one treatment with HydroClean® plus begun – HydroClean® plus mini, size 3cm round.

Day 10

Treatment continued and the wound presented well defined wound edges with little signs of inflammation, moderate presence of slough and fibrin. The wound was dressed again with HydroClean® plus – mini, size 3cm round.

Day 14

The end of treatment with HydroClean® plus. Progress of granulation tissue formation. The wound bed was sufficiently prepared, and treatment was continued according to local protocol.
HydroClean® Plus donates additional moisture to the wound bed to facilitate debridement. Epithelial cells swell and change the colour of skin (whitish layer), but no skin or tissue breakdown occurs.

Watch the videos below to discover the successes healthcare professionals have experienced using HydroClean®

Watch the video below to discover the success Vascular Nurse Consultant, Leanne Atkin, experienced with HydroClean® plus

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Watch the video below to discover the success Consultant Nurse - Burns, Jacky Edwards, experienced with HydroClean® plus

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Benefits of HydroClean® plus

Infection management

HydroClean® plus significantly reduces bacterial load [2,3,5] and disrupts biofilm [7].

Facilitates autolytic debridement

Up to 69% of necrosis and devitalised tissue removed within 14 days compared to baseline [1].

Pain relief for your patients

More than 3 in 4 patients experienced no pain during wear time [1]. Additionally, out of the remaining patients who did experience pain, nearly 50% of those patients reported a significant improvement and pain reduction [1] throughout treatment with HydroClean® plus.

Exudate management

92% of clinicians rated HydroClean® plus as good or excellent at managing exudate [1].

Cost effective

Approximate cost savings against other debridement wound dressings:

21% potential saving verses honey [1]

98% potential saving verses larval [1]

30% potential saving verses mechanical debridement [1]

93,5% potential saving verses standard treatment including amputation [6]

Clinical evidence

Watch the video below to learn how HydroClean® plus works

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References

[1] Hodgson, H. et al. (2017). A multicentre, clinical evaluation of a hydro-responsive wound dressing: the Glasgow experience. Journal of Wound Care 26(11), pp. 643-650. [2] Atkin, L. and Ousey, K. (2016). Wound bed preparation: A novel approach using HydroTherapy. British Journal of Community Nursing 21 (Supplt. 12), pp. S23-S28. [3] Ousey, K. et al.(2016). HydroTherapy Made Easy. Wounds UK 12(4). [4] Colegrave, M. et al. (2016). The effect of Ringer’s solution within a dressing to elicit pain relief. Journal of Wound Care 25(4), pp. 184-190. [5] Humbert, P. et al. (2014). Protease-modulating polyacrylate based hydrogel stimulates wound bed preparation in venous leg ulcers – a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 28(12),pp. 1742-1750. [5] Kaspar, D. et al. (2008). Effi cacité clinique du pansement irrigo-absorbant HydroClean® active contenant du polyacrylate superabsorbant dans le traitement des plaies chroniques – étude observationnelle conduite sur 221 patients. Journal des Plaies et Cicatrisations 13(63), pp. 21-24. [6] Cooke, M. et al. (2017). Enabling wound healing and preventing limb amputation: a cost–benefit case study of Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings. Journal of Wound Care 13(4), pp. 80-91. [7] Davies L. et al. (2017). An Assessment of Biofilm Disruption and Bacteriostatic Capabilities of an Autolytic Debridement Dressing. Wounds UK Annual Conference. Harrogate, 13-15 November, 2017