Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Irrigation and cleansing


Sterile normal saline solution 0.9% w/v ph Eur


Irrigation solution for cleansing and moisturising wounds, as well as for first- and second-degree burns. Contains hypochlorous acid (HOCl) to ensure safe preservation.


Nexodyn acid oxidising solution (AOS) is an active wound cleanser with ancillary antimicrobial benefits that enable it to be used for debridement, wound irrigation, cleansing and moistening. Nexodyn contains hypochlorous acid (HCIO), which is very safe and is an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms within the solution and thus acts as a preservative. HCIO plays an active role in restarting healing, reducing pain and providing protection from the risk of infection.


Sachet containing sterile solution of 0.9% w/v sodium chloride in purified water

Octenilin Wound Irrigation Solution

Wound irrigation solution containing a combination of octenidine and ethylhexylglycerin. Ethylhexylglycerin reduces surface tension and moistens the skin, loosening biofilm and devitalised tissue. Octenidine prevents bacteria and fungi growing in the solution and the wound dressing.

Octenisan Wash Mitts

Fleecy, soft wash mitts containing the broad-spectrum antimicrobial octenidine, phenoxyethanol and allantoin to soothe the skin. Colour- and perfume-free. No rinsing required.

Plurogel Burn and Wound Dressing

Surfactant gel utilising micelle matrix technology. The concentrated surfactant softens, loosens and traps slough, bacteria and wound debris; it also maintains an optimally moist wound healing environment, which promotes debridement. Helps protect healthy tissue and cleanse the wound.

Prontosan Solution

Prontosan Solution

Wound irrigation solution containing Betaine which is a gentle effective surfactant which penetrates, disturbs and removes biofilm and wound debris, and Polyhexanide to help control bacterial levels on the wound

Sal-e Pods

Sodium chloride 0.9% wound irrigation surfactant solution