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.