Did you know that wounds heal faster when a
skilled clinician uses sharp debridement?

Are you familiar with all the tools that can be
used to debride wounds faster and easier?

Do you know how to document to maximize your

Does your state or company require you to have
special training to perform sharp debridement?

Do you have the proper documentation to prove
your competency in performing sharp
debridement safely?

ADVANCED WOUND DEBRIDEMENT is the most comprehensive seminar presentation on preparing the wound bed to heal utilizing sharp debridement, the most advanced and highly skilled technique, as well as other current forms of wound debridement.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, COTA's, Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants.
The overall objective of this program is to provide comprehensive education to licensed health care professionals regarding wound bed preparation using different types of debridement, with an emphasis on conservative sharp debridement.


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             
  • 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: $375  (Paid in full 30 days prior to seminar)
Regular Registration Fee: $425
Lunch provided.

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


Check It Out Today!

We offer private and semi-private onsite sharp debridement training classes. It is a great opportunity to invest in the wound care knowledge of your staff and reduce the cost for continuing education. Contact us for more details!

  • $375
  •  08/24/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Marriot Mall of America, 7800 Bloomington Avenue South, Bloomington, MN, USA

Early Bird Price available until July 24.

  • $375
  •  05/04/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Milwaukee Airport 4620 S 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53207

Early Bird Price available until April 4.

  • $425
  •  04/27/2024 11:41 PM
  •   Courtyard Cincinnati Airport, 3990 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

Early Bird Price available until March 27.

  • $425
  •  04/13/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Doubletree Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Ave, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

Earl bird price available until March 13.

  • $425
  •  03/16/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park West, Tukwilla, WA 98188

Group rate available until February 16.

  • $425
  •  02/24/2024 08:00 AM
  •   Hampton Inn Tampa - International/Airport Westshore, 4817 W. Laurel Street, Tampa, Florida, 33607

Early Bird Price available until January 24.

  • $425
  •  11/18/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Denver Airport, 6901 Tower Road, Denver, CO, USA

Early Bird price available until October 18.

  • $425
  •  11/11/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Hilton Garden Inn DFW North/Grapevine, 205 West State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051

Early Bird price available until October 11.

  • $425
  •  11/09/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Kaweah Health, 400 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, CA 93291, USA

Early bird price available until Oct 9.

  • $425
  •  10/28/2023 08:00 AM
  •   HIlton Garden Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport, 2930 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Early Bird Price available until September 28..

  • $425
  •  10/21/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Buffalo Airport, 4243 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY, USA

Early bird price available until Sept 21.

  • $425
  •  09/09/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Hilton Garden Inn, 2100 E Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

Early Bird price available until August 9.

  •  06/01/2023 04:10 PM
  •   TBA
  • $425
  •  04/22/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, 450 Airport Parkway, Pittsburgh, PA 15108

Early Bird Price available until March 22.

  • $425
  •  03/25/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Nashvile Airport, 2508 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Early Bird Price available until February 22.

  • $425
  •  02/25/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Orland Airport, 7155 North Frontage Rd, Orlando, FL 32812

Early Bird Price available until January 25.

  • $395
  •  11/12/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Four Points Sheraton Raleigh Durham Airport, 1200 Claren Circle, Morrisville, NC 27560

Early bird price available until October 12.

  • $355
  •  11/05/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Deaconess Gibson Hospital, 1808 Sherman Dr, Princeton, In 47670

Early bird price available until October 5.

  • $395
  •  09/17/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard San Francisco Airport, 1050 Bayhill Dr, San Bruno, CA 94066

Early bird price available until Aug 17.

  • $395
  •  04/23/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Columbus Courtyard Airport, 2901 Airport Drive Columbus, Ohio 43219

Early bird price available until March 23.

  • $395
  •  03/19/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15838 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 770323

Early Bird Price available until Feb 19.

  • $395
  •  02/19/2022 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruiseport, 400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004,

Early Bird Price available until Jan 19.

  • $355
  •  11/20/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Embassy Suites Resort and Casino, 8000 Tartak Street, Carolina PR 00979

Early bird price until November 19.

  • $355
  •  09/11/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Richmond Airport, 5400 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, VA, USA

Early Bird price available until August 13.

  • $355
  •  05/15/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee Airport, 4620 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Early Bird Price available until April 15.

  • $355
  •  05/01/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Sonesta Select Kansas City Airport, 7901 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA

Early Bird Price available until April 1.

  • $355
  •  04/17/2021 08:00 AM
  •   HIlton Garden Inn SLC Airport, 4975 Wiley Post Way Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Early Bird Price available until March 17.

  • $355
  •  12/05/2020 08:00 AM
  •   Homewood Suites San Diego Liberty Station, 2576 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Early Bird Price available until November 5.

Bill Richlen


Denise Richlen


Theresa Ferrante


 Great training class! 


 Information was extremely up to date and usable 


 Very knowledgeable with skills 


 It was great. Met all my expectations! 


 Good course for experienced and 'greenhorn' clinicians 


 Valuable information that can be applied to your clinical setting 


 Informative course with knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors. They kept it interesting and fun 


 I learned so much and even enjoyed being in class all day. I am recommending this course to my colleagues. 


 "I just wanted to let you know how helpful your workshop was to me. It was an excellent learning experience, as well as fun. You didn’t make us feel incompetent when we slaughtered our porcine specimens. By the end of the session I felt good about what I could do. I am looking forward to working with my preceptor in the clinical setting. Thank you for helping me to be able to give my patients high quality, competent wound care." 

FAQs image
Will I be CERTIFIED in sharp debridement upon completion of this course?
Upon completion of the course you will receive a “Certificate of Competency in Sharp
Debridement” that documents satisfactory completion of an instructional program of sharp
debridement and demonstrated ability to use sharp instruments in a skills laboratory setting.
The term “certification” is used frequently by health care professionals in describing advanced
skill competencies. The Definition of certification is: successfully completing an examination
that validates competence, knowledge and skill as a health care professional within a specific
area of practice, as evaluated by a body of peers. There is not a national governing body or
agency that oversees or regulates competency or certifies in “Sharp Debridement” in the USA.
The ability to perform “sharp debridement” is regulated by the professional scope of practice in
the state you are licensed in.

I have a friend who claims they are Certified in Sharp Debridement, is that true?
No.  They probably have attended a course in sharp debridement, but there is not a national
governing body or agency that oversees or regulates competency or certifies in “Sharp
Debridement” in the USA.

Can I bill for sharp debridement?  
There are several factors that will determine your ability to bill for sharp debridement services.
1) Scope of Practice governing your primary license
2) Institutional policy
3) Who you are billing
4) Medical Necessity
5) Appropriate coding
6) Regional DMERC guidelines
7) Documentation
Our course “Advanced Wound Debridement: A Cut Above the Rest” will include general
information regarding billing for sharp debridement services.

Will I receive contact hours or continuing education credits?
Yes.  Nurses will receive 6.6 contact hours accredited through the California Board of Nursing
(Provider Number CEP 14269). Wound Care Gurus, LLC is an approved Illinois Physical Therapy
Continuing Education Sponsor, License number 216.000207. Advanced Wound Debridement
course is approved for 8 CEH's for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
Accreditation of the course does not imply the Illinois Physical Therapy Board supports the
views of the presenters or the sponsors. Wound Care Gurus, LLC is an Approved Provider for the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of IOTA CE hours does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by IOTA. Advanced Wound Debridement course is approved for 8 CEH's for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Do you offer CME's for physicians?
This Live activity, Advanced Wound Debridgement: A Cut Above the Rest has been reviewed
and is acceptable for up to 7.5 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in
the activity. AMA equivalency of Category 1 credits.

Do you offer any kind of group rates?
Yes.  We offer a group discount for 3 or more students from the same organization attending the
course at the same location.  The group rate is $25 off per person.  Contact us for more information and to receive the Promo Code at  
844-963-4878 or email.

I manage a large wound care clinic; can you come out and do the
Sharp Debridement Course onsite at my center?
Yes, we can bring the course to you onsite, offering a discount on the registration fees and
saving you  travel expenses for your staff and .  C
ontact us at 844-963-4878 or email for more information about on-site training and we can make arrangements.

Is there a separate lab fee for the sharp debridement course?
No, all materials and sharp debridement supplies are covered in the registration fee.

Upon completion of your course, will I be able to return to my care
setting and immediately begin sharp debridement on patients?
Satisfactory completion of “Advanced Wound Debridement”  will prepare
you for performing conservative sharp debridement at bedside. Since we are unable to provide
real patients for lab skills, you will need to have a qualified practitioner observe and document
your skills on a real patient. And very importantly, you must function under your licensed scope
of practice.

How do I find out if I can legally perform sharp debridement in my state?
Check your state practice act.  In some instances the state practice act for a particular
profession can be somewhat vague and in that case we recommend contacting your state
board directly and speaking to one of their representatives to get more definitive clarification.
Click following link 
STATE BY STATE SUMMARY  for a summary of nursing state board
positions on conservative sharp debridement.

How should I plan my departing flight if I want to fly out after the class?
Although we do host most of our courses at hotels near the airport, you should plan on being in
class until 5:00 pm and allow yourself at least an hour and a half before your flight leaves. We
cannot guarantee that you will get done early if you choose a sooner departure or promise you
preferential treatment so you can make your flight.

Can I just show up last minute or walk-in if I have not received official
confirmation that I am registered for the class?
Although we typically send extra sets of supplies, that decision is made several days
before the course when we ship the supplies to the location. If you do not have written
confirmation that your registration has been received and processed, you should contact us to
confirm whether you are in the class. Walk-ins are welcome but there is no guarantee that
there will be room for you in the class, because the extra supplies may already be spoken for by
students who called and registered after the supplies have been shipped. It is recommended
that you call before showing up on location to be sure we can accommodate you.

How can I know if a scheduled class will be held for sure or if it has been
Although it is never our plan to cancel a scheduled class, we as an organization make a
decision on whether to go forward with or cancel a class based on the number of registrations
we have received by the early bird cut-off date posted for that location (which is 30 days prior to 

the course date).  You can contact us via phone or email by that date and we can let you know 
what the plan is at that time.  

What if I am unable to attend the class after I register?
If you cancel more than 14 days before the class we will refund your registration fee minus a $25 administrative fee.  If you cancel with less than 14 days before the class we do not offer a refund, however your registration fee can be applied to another class in the future.

If you did not find the answer to your question here, you may contact us
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