Self-Study | Successful Wound Care - Debridement 2012

This course focuses on approaches to debridement for managing bioburden and infection and for jumpstarting angiogenesis and improving tissue perfusion. This course is part of the Successful Wound Care series and was recorded in November 2011 at a conference for health care professionals provided by the University of Washington School of Nursing.

Publish Date: August 1, 2012. This course will be available for three years from this date.

Target Audience

Nurse, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the important benefits of debridement when managing bio-burden and infection management.
  • Discuss the anatomy of debridement one layer at a time.
  • Recognize how debridement jump-starts angiogenesis and improves tissue perfusion.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.20 Contact hours

Vickie Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS
Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Clinical Research Limb Preservation and Wound Healing; Director, Research Fellowship and International Scholars Program, Boston University Medical Campus and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Available Credit

  • 1.20 Contact hours


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