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What is lavage of a wound?

What is lavage of a wound?

Wound lavage or irrigation is a washout process routinely used during surgery when performing hip, knee and shoulder replacements. It is used to remove contamination and debris from the site of an operation during the procedure. It is seen as a key part of joint replacement surgery.

What is closed Pulse irrigation?

Closed Pulse Irrigation® (CPI)® removes Biofilm, the #1 cause of chronic, non healing, open wounds. CPI actively debrides, cleanses, removes surface bacteria and hydrates tissue.

What is Irrisept irrigation?

Irrisept is a wound debridement and cleansing system that contains 0.05% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) in sterile water for irrigation. Irrisept has successfully completed testing for cytotoxicity, skin irritation and sensitization/immune allergic response.

What is surgical lavage?

Intracavity lavage is a similar technique used in operations that expose a bodily cavity; such as procedures on the abdominal cavity and during joint replacement surgery. Objectives: To assess the effects of wound irrigation and intracavity lavage on the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI).

What is lavage debridement?

LAVAGE AND DEBRIDEMENT: Arthroscopic lavage involves the visually guided introduction of saline solution into the knee joint and removal of fluid, with the intent of extracting any excess fluids and loose bodies that may be in the knee joint.

What is natural debridement?

This type of debridement is a natural process by which endogenous phagocytic cells and proteolytic enzymes break down necrotic tissue. It is a highly selective process whereby only necrotic tissue will be affected in the debridement. It is indicated for noninfected wounds.

What procedure is used in irrigation and debridement?

The patient is under general anesthesia during irrigation & debridement. Irrigation involves using a syringe, a pressure canister, or a sprayer to deliver a solution to the wound. The solution, which is typically normal saline, is delivered to flush debris out of the wound.

When is a wound debridement needed?

Debridement is only necessary when a wound isn’t healing well on its own. In most cases, your own healing process will kick in and begin repairing injured tissues. If there is any tissue that dies, your naturally-occurring enzymes will dissolve it, or the skin will slough off.

How do nurses irrigate wounds?

To perform wound irrigation:

  1. Explain the procedure to the patient.
  2. Position the patient to provide access to the wound.
  3. Remove the old dressing.
  4. Drape the patient appropriately for modesty and pad around the wound with towels or padding to absorb the irrigant solution.

What is chlorhexidine irrigation solution?

Chlorhexidine Irrigation Solution is a sterile, blue solution and comes in a 30mL plastic Steritube®. Chlorhexidine Irrigation Solution used for cleansing and irrigating the skin or wounds, or to prepare your body before using a special tube to drain the bladder (catheter).

What is chlorhexidine solution used for?

Chlorhexidine belongs to a group of medicines called antiseptic antibacterial agents. It is used to clean the skin after an injury, before surgery, or before an injection. Chlorhexidine is also used to clean the hands before a procedure. It works by killing or preventing the growth of bacteria on the skin.