DEBRIDEMENT: New Evidence, New Skills, Better Outcomes WORKSHOP:
For NSWOCs/WOC EP Students (Preceptorship Credit) and other healthcare professionals

Sunday, May 24, 2020



1100 - 1300




Debridement is the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound bed and it is an essential part of wound bed preparation. It is considered an integral aspect of wound management and health care providers should have an understanding of the variety of options available. The workshop will provide information regarding the various methods of debridement, when to debride, how to decide which technique to utilize, who should perform the task and when is it necessary to initiate referral.

Session objectives:

• Describe the scope of nursing practice related to Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement (CSWD)
• Review evidence-based recommendations
• Explain key components of CSWD
• List indications, precautions and contraindications for CSWD
• Perform return demonstration of various CSWD techniques


1. B.C. Provincial Nursing Skin and Wound: Guideline & Procedure: Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement (CSWD) in Adults & Children. Draft version October 2017.
2. E. Rodd-Nielsen, J. Brown, J. Brooke, H. Fatum, M. Hill, J. Morin, L. St-Cyr, in Association with the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET). Evidence-Based Recommendations for Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement (2011)
3. Harris C. Conservative sharp wound debridement (CSWD): Education program for frontline nurses. Wound Care Canada. 2013;11(2),18-23.
4. International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) Wound infection in clinical practice. Wounds International 2016.




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