Panifil

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    I have a question for anyone willing to listen. What exactly is Panafil. I at first was told it acted as a debrider, then was told by a wound nurse I called with questions (not at my facility) that Panafil should be used after accuzyme has debrided the area. The area in question was completely debrided with no sough or nothing. If Panafil is a debrider, why would I want to use it on an area already debrided? Wouldn't that do more harm than good? Thank to anyone with suggestions!
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    Quote from Nurse Hatchett
    I have a question for anyone willing to listen. What exactly is Panafil. I at first was told it acted as a debrider, then was told by a wound nurse I called with questions (not at my facility) that Panafil should be used after accuzyme has debrided the area. The area in question was completely debrided with no sough or nothing. If Panafil is a debrider, why would I want to use it on an area already debrided? Wouldn't that do more harm than good? Thank to anyone with suggestions!
    you would use panafil as an enzymatic debrider with the presence of slough or necrotic tissue but it's also known for its' granulating abilities.

    i have never used panafil on clean tissue. usually it's a saline-based gel i would use on a clean wound bed but cannot say since i'm not familiar w/the wound. accuzyme is a stronger debrider. personally i would never use panafil on a clean wound.

    leslie
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    Quote from earle58
    you would use panafil as an enzymatic debrider with the presence of slough or necrotic tissue but it's also known for its' granulating abilities.

    i have never used panafil on clean tissue. usually it's a saline-based gel i would use on a clean wound bed but cannot say since i'm not familiar w/the wound. accuzyme is a stronger debrider. personally i would never use panafil on a clean wound.

    leslie

    Thanks, that was what I understood, then when I spoke with wound nurse, I got confused..
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    I'm going to ditto the other response. Panafil will work on a cleaner wound just fine- and its less "caustic".

    Good to ask though!


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