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Simplifying wound preparation

Prepare to healOur research tells us that clinicians currently experience key challenges with existing wound cleansing and wound debridement products such as limited functionality, low absorption and lack of usage control.

It is clinically proven that cleansing and debridement speeds up wound healing.


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Best practice recommendations

Wound preparation by cleansing and debridement using Alprep® Pad.

Wound preparation, which encompasses cleansing and debridement, involves preparing the skin and all areas of the wound for healing. Cleansing and debridement are clinically proven to speed up wound healing by removing slough, devitalised tissue and biofilm (Wilcox et al, 2013). Removing the barriers that may delay wound healing is a crucial step in wound care, allowing wound assessment, reducing risk of infection and promoting development of healthy tissue.

Benefits of Alprep pad

Two tools in one

The open structure of the dark grey foam is for loosening. The light grey softer foam is for absorbing and capturing.

Designed for improved absorption

Unique slits design increases the absorption and captures loosened slough, non-viable tissue and biofilms.

Easy and convenient to use

The special triangular shape makes for comfortable handling. The packaging can also be used to wet and hold the pad.

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How to cleanse and debride a wound with Alprep Pad

You can use both sides of Alprep Pad - it is two tools in one.

The dark grey foam is for loosening and the light grey foam is for absorbing and capturing. Loosen first or absorb first, depending on the wound.

Alprep Pad has been specially designed to be easy to use and control, giving you the flexibility to reach areas in the wound where debridement is needed.

Learn how to use Alprep Pad

Learn how to use Alprep Pad


View references
  1. Wounds UK. (2013). Effective debridement in a changing NHS: a UK consensus: London.
  2. Wilcox, J. R., Carter, M. J. and Covington, S. (2013). Frequency of Debridements and Time to Heal: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 312 744 Wounds. JAMA Dermatology, 149(9): 1050-1058

Remove barriers to healing

Wound bed preparation is the identification and removal of slough, devitalized tissue and biofilm, which otherwise can become barriers to healing.

Alprep Pad’s specially designed slits capture and absorb exudate, slough and non-viable tissue into the product for efficient removal.

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Case Study: Mr H

Case Study: Mr H

Over more than 10 years of care, Mr H had found wound preparation too painful to tolerate. Since introducing Alprep Pad, which could be tolerated, which could be tolerated, his wound has made visible and significant process

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