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Saturday November 5, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Boise State University 
Jordan Ballroom
1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

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Dr. Julia Overstreet 
Rainier Medical Education Programs 

WOCN-NW Post-Conference

Sharp Wound Debridement Workshop 


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Boise State University - Jordan Hall
1700 University Drive
Boise, Idaho

3.0 Nursing Contact Hours!!


Sharp Debridement Anatomy Review
The most important issue in debridement is understanding what you are seeing. So this anatomy, tissue and procedure review will allow you to debride the appropriate tissues… and avoid the essential ones!!!

Hands-on Sharp Debridement Skills Lab
This hands-on sharp debridement workshop will give you the skills to begin or improve your wound care sharp debridement protocols. We will use appropriate instrumentation including scalpels, forceps, iris scissors and sharp curettes. 

4:25 - 4:30 Evaluations & Adjourn


After attending this program, you will be better able to:
1. Discuss appropriate debridement options
2. Describe patient safety concerns in sharp debridement
3. Discuss tissues to avoid during sharp dissection
4. Demonstrate sharp debridement techniques

Special Registration Fee:

$150.00 (includes $25.00 sharp debridement lab fee)
3.0 Nursing Contact Hours!!
(Registration limited to 20 participants)
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho



Will I be CERTIFIED in sharp debridement upon completion of this course? 

Upon completion of the course you will receive a “Certificate of Sharp Debridement” that
documents satisfactory completion of an instructional program of sharp debridement and
demonstrated ability to use sharp instruments in a skills laboratory setting.

The term “certification” is used frequently by health care professionals in describing advanced
skill competencies. The Definition of certification is: successfully completing an examination
that validates competence, knowledge and skill as a health care professional within a specific
area of practice, as evaluated by a body of peers. There is not a national governing body or
agency that oversees or regulates competency or certifies in “Sharp Debridement” in the USA.
The ability to perform “sharp debridement” is regulated by the professional scope of practice in
the state you are licensed in and the facility in which you practice.

Satisfactory completion this course will prepare you for performing conservative sharp debridement at bedside. Since we are unable to provide real patients for lab skills, you will need to have a qualified practitioner observe and document your skills on a real patient. And very importantly, you must function under your licensed scope of practice. 

Your authority rests with your State, and only then with your institution. In Washington investigations are complaint driven. Someone may do something for quite a while assuming they are authorized and then get hit with a complaint. I would be very careful not to give someone a false sense of authority.




This continuing nursing education was approved for 3.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours by Rainier Medical Education Programs,
Provider #CEP 15965 of the State of California Board of Registered Nursing

Your ability to perform sharp wound debridement is dependent upon your State scope of practice and your facility's policies.