Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 7):S42-6
Pressurised irrigation versus swabbing for wound cleansing: a multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial
SSS Mak, MY Lee, DTF Lee, TK Chung, WL Au, MH Ip, AT Lam
Department of Clinical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
1. Pressurised irrigation is more cost-effective than swabbing for wound cleansing by shortening the wound healing time.
2. Patients experience less pain during wound cleansing by pressurised irrigation than swabbing.
3. Patients have more satisfaction on the comfort after wound cleansing with pressurised irrigation than swabbing.
4. The total direct medical cost of pressurised irrigation is lower than that of swabbing.