Debridement: controlling the necrotic/cellular burden.

Elizabeth A. Ayello, Janet E. Cuddigan

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PURPOSE: To provide physicians and nurses with an overview of the options for debriding a chronic wound to improve wound healing. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning about methods for debriding chronic wounds to promote wound healing. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the 4 types of debridement most commonly used in clinical practice. 2. Describe when to debride a wound and how to determine which method to use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-75; quiz 76-78
JournalAdvances in skin & wound care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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