Debridement: Who, When & How in Long-Term Care
Debridement is a fundamental component of wound management and a standard of practice. Preparing the wound bed for healing must be done adequately to facilitate the best outcomes and provide opportunities for closure and subsequent healing.
This program will discuss the: Who, When and How components of chronic wound debridement — specifically for the population residing in the long-term care setting. Content will include assessment prior to debridement (e.g., vascular studies to the lower extremity), types of debridement and precautions/contraindications of debridement. Attend this session to better recognize which wounds will benefit from debridement and how to best accomplish this in the long-term care setting.
At the end of this program participants will be able to:
AMT Education Division is a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15291. This program is approved for 1 nursing contact hour by the California Board of Nursing.