Wound Debridement


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

The concept of preparing the wound bed to promote re-epithelialization of chronic wounds has been applied to wound management for more than a decade. Wound debridement is based on the premise that debridement will promote re-epithelialization. Wound debridement has been utilized for more than a decade. This activity reviews the indications, contraindications, and techniques involved in wound debridement and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the care of patients undergoing this procedure.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • State the indications for wound debridement.
  • Describe the techniques and novel biocompatible dressings involved in performing wound debridement.
  • Describe the contraindications to wound debridement.
  • Employ a structured, interprofessional team approach to provide effective care to patients undergoing wound debridement.


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  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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