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HydroTherapy®

Simple & effective wound treatment

HydroTherapy®

A NEW perspective on wound cleansing, debridement and healing.

Introducing HydroTherapy, our sequential wound care treatment programme using HydroClean® plus and HydroTac®. At last an innovative wound treatment that delivers simple and effective wound care, whatever the wound type. HydroTherapy optimises wound bed preparation providing rapid cleansing and supporting early granulation and epithelialisation.15

An effective combination.

HydroClean® plus a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing for optimal wound bed preparation and HydroTac® with AquaClear® Technology, keeping wounds in a balanced moist environment, optimising healing efficiency.2,4,6,10,14

A NEW perspective on wound cleansing, debridement and healing. HydroTherapy, the combination of two Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings, is designed to provide a simple and effective solution from wound cleansing to epithelialisation. At a point during the granulation phase, when exudate levels have reduced, switch from HydroClean® plus to HydroTac®.

Phase 1: HydroClean® plus

a Hydro-Responsive Wound DressingSupports cost saving over standard practice through improved time to debridement and healing vs. hydrogels and enzymes, and monofilament pads.1Mean time to debride is quicker with HydroClean® plus (6.5 days) vs. hydrogels and enzymes (20 days), and monofilament pads (12 days).2Can improve quality of life through positive changes to wounds such as the reduction of pain and malodour.2,3In addition:
• Cleanses, debrides and de-sloughs4
• Absorbs4,5
• Aids wound assessment2,4,6
• Stimulates granulation7

Phase 2: HydroTac®

with AquaClear®Technology

Facilitates healing and can provide cost savings vs. standard practice.8Can effectively treat a wide range of acute and chronic wounds.9.10Improves patient comfort: In a clinical study, 100% of patient responses (n=58) indicated that HydroTac® Comfort was comfortable to wear.8

In addition:
• Hydrates and absorbs11
• Protects and soothes11
• Supports epithelialisation and granulation12
• Promotes optimum moist wound healing environment10.11
• Alleviates pain on removal13

Case Study Video

Hear our patient Mr D and Vascular Specialist Nurse, Sharon Cole describe their HydroTherapy experience.

For further information on HydroTherapy, please email us at info@hartmann.info with all enquires and a member of our team will contact you shortly.



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