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Low frequency ultrasound debridement (Sonoca-185) in acute wound management: a case study

Shannon, M.K., Williams, A. and Bloomer, M. 2012, Low frequency ultrasound debridement (Sonoca-185) in acute wound management: a case study, Wound practice and research, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 200-205.

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Title Low frequency ultrasound debridement (Sonoca-185) in acute wound management: a case study
Author(s) Shannon, M.K.
Williams, A.
Bloomer, M.ORCID iD for Bloomer, M.
Journal name Wound practice and research
Volume number 20
Issue number 4
Start page 200
End page 205
Total pages 6
Publisher Cambridge Publishing
Place of publication Osborne Park, W.A.
Publication date 2012-11
ISSN 1323-2495
Keyword(s) debridement
wound bed preparation
wound healing
nurse-led intervention
Summary There are numerous evidence-based wound debridement techniques that promote wound healing. However, some of these techniques may cause discomfort and pain for the patient and can be costly for the health care provider. A new, non-invasive wound debridement technique known as low-frequency ultrasonic debridement (LFUD) has been used for the removal of unhealthy tissue and bacterial load in wound management in the clinical setting. This paper reports the use of LFUD by a skin integrity clinical nurse consultant (CNC) as an adjuvant wound debridement and healing technique in a patient with a parastomal abscess. LFUD was found to benefit this patient in terms of expedited wound healing and increased comfort, enabling the patient to have a successful skin graft that led to complete wound closure and discharge from hospital in a timely manner.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920117 Skin and Related Disorders
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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