This course will provide participants with an understanding of what debridement is and why it deserves consideration in any wound care plan. Regardless of the care setting, if you are a clinician who manages chronic, non-healing wounds, this course is imperative to your practice and patient outcomes. First, the concept of debridement will be introduced. Then, the wound healing cascade and where debridement fits into the healing trajectory will be examined in detail. In addition, debridement options will be compared and criteria for choosing the appropriate debridement method will be covered. This course will offer tools allowing participants to look at wound healing through a new lens.
Yvette Aidoo-Forson is a Registered Nurse who launched an educational consulting firm, New Skin RN LLC. She graduated nursing school in 2005 and is a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (WOC) with over 10 years of experience managing patients with impaired skin, wound and ostomies. Passionate about her specialty, Yvette enjoys sharing her expertise and has authored several articles published on her LinkedIn page and website blog.