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  1. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, APRN, BC, CWOCN, FAAN
  2. Cuddigan, Janet E. PhD, RN, CWCN


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.