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Wound Management 114

Wound Debridement


  • Describe the role of debridement in the wound healing process
  • List contraindications to debridement
  • Distinguish between selective and nonselective debridement
  • Compare and contract 4 methods of debridement: autolysis, chemical, mechanical and sharp
  • List debridement options for the infected wound
  • Describe 5 factors to consider when selecting a debridement approach
  • For each method of debridement, list 2 advantages, disadvantages and relevant special considerations

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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