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Wound Irrigation

For my assignment I need to read the following article on wound irrigation, the link is:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1895071

I need help writing a synopsis on the overview of wound irrigation.

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First, define "wound irrigation." A working definition is given in the article. "The goal of irrigation is to clean the wound while avoiding trauma to wound bed and minimizing risk of driving bacteria further into the wound bed... (it is used to) achieve wound hydration, to remove deeper debris, and to assist with the visual examination" In my opinion, the authors are blurring the line between wound irrigation and debridement. Debridement of necrotic tissue can occur with wound irrigation but that is not its primary goal.

The author then goes on to describe normal wound healing and how wound irrigation helps expedite that process. "Normal ...

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