Friday, July 15, 2022

Biophysical Technologies for Debridement: Comparing and Contrasting Pulsed Lavage and Contact Low-Frequency Ultrasound

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Pulsed lavage (PL) is a form of mechanical hydrotherapy that applies topical solutions under pressure to irrigate and debride wounds, with or without the concurrent application of suction. Closed pulse irrigation and PL with suction are two examples that will be discussed. Contact low-frequency ultrasound uses an irrigation medium to deliver ultrasound energy to the wound bed for immediate debridement of necrotic tissue. This session will highlight PL and contact low-frequency ultrasound, key components to consider when choosing one of these biophysical agents, and will compare and contrast both technologies.