Course Content


Session will include A & P, types of wound debridement, indications and contraindications, techniques, tools, documentation, legal issues and policy development.  Live hands-on practicum with skills performance check off.  All texts, debridement instruments and supplies are included.  Students receive documentation of competency in performing conservative sharp upon completion of this course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe anatomy and physiology of viable and non-viable tissues and structures             
    encountered in wound care.
  • Recognize anatomical structures and types of tissue commonly seen in sharp             
    debridement.
  • Identify the different types of debridement and understand the indications and             
    contraindications of each.
  • Recognize new technologies and products used in the debridement process.
  • Identify tools used in the sharp debridement process.
  • Discuss the appropriate terminology and documentation used in sharp debridement to
    optimize reimbursement.
  • Demonstrate sharp debridement techniques.
  • Discuss legal implications and policy and procedures related to debridement.
COURSE TIMES:  8:00 - 5:00 PM  
Registration begins at 7:30 am.

Early Bird Registration Fee: $325  (Paid in full 30 days prior to seminar)
Regular Registration Fee: $375  

COURSE TOPICS
Anatomy and Physiology
Viable tissue
Non-viable tissue (devitalized)
Types of debridement
Mechanical
Autolytic
Enzymatic
Biological/MDT
New technologies and products
Sharp Debridement
Surgical Debridement
Conservative Sharp Debridement
Documentation / Reimbursement
Legal Implications / Policy & Procedure
Practical Application of Sharp Debridement
     Instruments/Tools
     Pain / Bleeding management
     Safety concerns
     Sterile Field Preparation
     Hands on Lab Practicum to learn techniques and develop skills