What is a Versajet debridement?

What is a Versajet debridement?

VERSAJET◊ II The VERSAJET II Hydrosurgery System uses a razor-thin saline jet to optimize surgical debridement. The system enables a surgeon to precisely select, excise and evacuate nonviable tissue, bacteria and contaminants from wounds, burns and soft tissue injuries using a tissue-preserving technique.

What is Hydrosurgery?

(hī″drō-sŭrj′ĕ-rē) [ hydro- + surgery] Removal of tissue with a jet of water used as a dissecting tool.

Is VersaJet excisional debridement?

The use of a VersaJet, without additional surgical cutting away of tissue is classified as non-excisional.

How do you debride a wound?

Debridement can be done with live maggots, special dressings, or ointments that soften tissue. The old tissue can also be cut off or removed with a mechanical force, like running water. The best type of debridement depends on your wound. Often multiple methods are used together.

How water jets are used in surgery?

Recently, a high-pressure, water-based jet system has been developed, known as hydrosurgery. This tool removes burnt skin only, leaving behind the unburned, healthy skin. Hydrosurgery may be more accurate than a knife in terms of removing burned skin, which may lead to better healing.

What is conservative sharp wound debridement?

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society defines conservative sharp wound debridement as a method for the removal of loosely adherent necrotic tissue using sterile instruments such as scalpel, forceps, and scissors, confined to nonviable tissue so no blood loss is anticipated.

What tools are used for excisional debridement?

Excisional debridement involves the use of a scalpel to remove devitalized tissue.

Can a nurse debride a wound?

Licensed Practical Nurses may assist with conservative sharp wound debridement only if they have advanced education and training in the wound debridement process and under the direct supervision of an APRN, Registered Nurse or physician competent in conservative sharp debridement.

Can RNS do sharp debridement?

With a valid order from an authorized provider, the registered nurse may perform conservative sharp wound debridement.

What is enzymatic debridement?

Enzymatic debridement is performed by the application of a prescribed topical agent that chemically liquefies necrotic tissues with enzymes. These enzymes dissolve and engulf devitalized tissue within the wound matrix.

Should you remove slough from a wound?

An essential component of wound bed preparation is the removal of slough from a wound bed. Slough not only contributes to delayed wound healing, it also prevents an accurate wound assessment and can also harbour biofilms.

Can LPN debride wounds?

LPN’s may not perform this procedure. The Nursing board determined that it is acceptable practice for a nurse with wound care certification and additional training in sharp debridement can perform sharp debridement.

Can PT do sharp debridement?

(Myers 2008) Selective sharp debridement is performed exclusively by The Physical Therapist or in special circumstances by a Physical Therapist Assistant who has had advanced training and whom the supervising Physical Therapist has determined is competent to safely and effectively perform this procedure.

When do you apply enzymatic debridement?