Wound debridement is the foundation for healing in chronic wounds. Excessive debridement is a detriment to healing, whereas proper removal of accumulated non-viable tissue or foreign material from the wound bed maintains a healthy progressive healing trajectory and avoids wound chronicity.
Debridement spans a wide group of techniques from micro debridement methods such as autolytic, enzymatic, or biosurgical to macro debridements using mechanical or surgical means. Each debridement type is specific for the wound and tissue type to be removed.
This presentation will review:
- An overview of the different methods of debridement
- What tissue types these methods should be used on, and when they should be withheld in favor of other techniques
- The new Temple University slough classification to aid clinicians in the identification and removal of non-viable tissues
- Various clinical situations relevant to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who care for patients with chronic wounds
Wound debridement is vital to proper wound bed preparation. This webinar will provide clinicians with expert information on wound debridement, including when it is appropriate to debride a wound and when it is not.