Debridement agents provide selective or non-selective removal of necrotic tissue or debris from chronic lesions, such as pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, burns, post-operative wounds, trauma wounds, and infected wounds. Must be covered with a primary dressing. Always read the package insert and use according to manufacturer's recommendations. May be part of a procedure billed using a CPT® code.
Debridement agents are enzymes, hypertonic saline or other topical formulations that provide selective or non-selective removal of necrotic tissue or debris from a wound. These agents must be covered with a primary dressing.
Debridement agents feature the following general performance properties and attributes:
• Removes necrotic tissue, allowing wound healing to progress
• Some specifically target necrotic tissue to avoid harming fragile new tissue
Debridement agents are generally contraindicated for use on patients with a known sensitivity to any of the components of the agent.
Always read the package insert and use according to manufacturer’s recommendations.