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It’s clinically proven that cleansing and debridement speed up wound healing


Preparing the wound by cleansing and debriding prior to applying a dressing has positive results. Clinically, the treatment speeds up wound healing; economically, successful cleansing and debridement by carers reduces the use of other resources (e.g. nursing time, treatment costs; burden to the health system)1,2

Debridement can help to prevent and manage wound infection – including disrupting and removing biofilms. This needs to be done regularly, as biofilms can reform and mature within 24 hours3. According to the NHS, mechanical debridement can be done in the community, at the clinic or at the bedside and is a useful addition to autolytic debridement at dressing changes1.

Alprep Pad

two tools

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 loosed slough, non-viable tissue and biofilms.

easy tool

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.

The Alprep® Pad – what it does and how to use it


Loosen and remove non-viable tissue, slough and skin scales – including hyperkeratotic scales from the wound bed, wound edge and periwound skin – with the dark grey foam. It also removes biofilms and microorganisms from the wound surface.



You can loosen first or absorb first – it depends on the wound. It doesn’t matter whether you use the top of the triangular​ shape, or the side, or one of the flat surfaces. The best method is whatever works for you.



When in contact with the wound environment, the specially designed slits will transport wound exudate, non-viable tissue and bacteria into the structure of the foam.

Find out more about the Alprep® pad – and try it for yourself”

Book a meeting with us and get a sample Alprep™ pad so you can see for yourself how it simplifies cleansing and debridement. You can then send your valuable feedback directly to us. 




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To support optimal wound healing, cleanse and debride with the Alprep™ Pad and then apply a dressing that creates a moist wound environment. Coloplast provides an extensive range of dressings for both infected and non-infected wounds.


Reference list

See full list of 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.

  3. Young, T. (2014). Are community nurses prepared for wound debridement? Community Wound Care, June: S6-S10.


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