Buy this Article for $7.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.


  1. Kirshen, Carly BSc, MD(C)
  2. Woo, Kevin RN, MSc, ACNP GNC(C)
  3. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, APRN,BC, CWOCN, FAPWCA, FAAN
  4. Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAPWCA, MEd


PURPOSE: To provide practitioners with an overview of debridement and its role in wound healing.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses who assess and treat wounds.


OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the reader should be able to:


1. Discuss the physiologic process of wound healing and the rationale for debridement.


2. Describe evidence-based indications for and methods of debridement.