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Non-diabetic black necrotic wound

Non-diabetic black necrotic wound

Primary Secondary Ancillary
Dressings
Mechanical debridement    

Or
Hydrocolloid sheet

 
Or
Hydrogel

Plus Film dressing

Or

Plus Non-adherent dressing low absorbant

Aim: Rehydrate and loosen eschar by autolytic debridement.

Surgical or mechanical removal is the most effective method of removal of necrotic material and should only be performed by a trained health professional. The alternative is autolytic debridement under hydrocolloid dressings, or rehydration with amorphous hydrogels with a film or low absorbent non-adherent dressing.

Skin barrier wipe or zinc paste can be applied to protect the surrounding skin from becoming macerated and breaking down.

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