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The increasing population of diabetic patients leads to the increasing number of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) cases. To avoid the expansion of the infection, the wound cleansing is conducted through the irrigation and pressure methods. The aim of this research was to identify the effectiveness of wound cleansing using 0.9% normal saline technique with the pressure of 15 Psi in reducing the number of bacteria. This research used the randomized control trial method with a double blind design which had been approved by the ethnical committee of Muhammadiyah University of akarta with the ethnical committee number 261/PMK-UMJ/IV/2017. There were as many as 31 samples in each group collected through consecutive sampling technique with randomization. It had been found that there was a signi fi cant difference in the number of bacteria before and after wound cleansing. Thus, it could be concluded that from the statistical test and clinical test, wound cleansing with normal 0.9% saline technique with the pressure of 15 Psi could decrease the number of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers. Wound cleansing with 0.9% normal saline irrigation technique pressurized at 15 Psi was recommended as a safe wound cleansing method for diabetic foot ulcers.