Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement CSWD-C
Recent medical and technological advancements have made changes to the way conservative sharp wound debridement's are achieved. In addition; nationally most of the State board of Nursing have issued educational and skills requirements for clinicians involved in carrying out Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement. OWCN has formulated this specialized program to meet and exceeds all the requirements set forth by the State Boards nationally.
The process of removal of non-viable tissue or foreign material and debris from within or around a wound is called “Debridement”. The wound debridement is considered to be one of the most important aspects of wound management strategy. Wounds that contain necrotic /non- viable tissue take longer to heal because necrotic tissue provides an ideal growth medium for bacteria which can develop into a general infection that may invade the bloodstream (sepsis) and lead to amputation and even death.
TYPES OF WOUND DEBRIDEMENT:
This Conservative Sharp Debridement (C.S.D) shall only be undertaken by experienced and trained wound care clinicians who have successfully completed training in conservative sharp wound debridement.
** All licensed nurses must check with their State Board of Nursing about their scope of practice.
* (2.0 ) Two hour hands on skills competency check off.
* Procedure documentation & utilizing appropriate CPT codes (CMS Standards)
** Animal tissues are utilized in the practicum.
** Each attendee must successfully pass the written and hands on competency test in order to receive the certificate.
Didactic Portion : 4.0 Hours
Practicum: 2.0 Hour
CEUs : 6.0
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