EWMA advanced debridement course 2024

This course teaches nurses and physicians surgical/sharp debridement techniques, wound evaluation, and practical skills for effective wound care management. Participants will practice debridement to enhance their clinical proficiency.

Registration is now open!

This postgraduate course is designed for nurses and physicians with at least two years of clinical practice in wound care. Ideal participants include those who are in their second year of residency, have substantial wound care experience, and see patients with wounds on a weekly basis. This course is also suitable for general practitioners involved in wound management.

The course aims to familiarize participants with surgical/sharp debridement. Through this course, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge about wound evaluation and the objectives of debridement, including when, how, and why to perform it. The workshop will cover the practical skills and the common pitfalls associated with debridement. Attendees will be able to practice sharp debridement techniques during the workshop, enhancing their ability to effectively integrate this essential practice into their wound care management.

Key Takeaways/Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the principles of wound evaluation and the objectives of surgical/sharp debridement.
  2. Learn when, how, and why to perform debridement for optimal wound healing.
  3. Gain practical skills in sharp debridement techniques through hands-on practice.
  4. Learn the indications and limitations of the different types of debridement
  5. Identify and avoid common pitfalls associated with debridement.
  6. Enhance the ability to integrate debridement practices into routine wound care management effectively.

 

Faculty:

  • Ewa Stürmer (course leader)
  • Sebastian Probst (course leader)
  • Ana Lamza
  • Viviana Gonçalves
  • Paulo Ramos

 

Preliminary programme:

Programme is subject to change

EWMA – advanced debridement course programme
Friday November 15
08.15 – 09.00 Registration EWMA Secretariat
09.00 – 09.10 Introduction Ewa Stürmer and Sebastian Probst
09.10 – 09.45 Ewma education – lecture Paulo Ramos
09.45 – 10.45 What is my technique on advanced debridement? – Discussion Ewa Stürmer and Sebastian Probst
10.45 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 – 12.00 Advanced debridement techniques: autolytic, hydrolytic, enzymatic, and oxidative debridement – hands-on in skills lab All faculty
12.00 – 12.20 Debridement techniques, limitations and strategies in children – lecture Viviana Goncalves
12.20 – 12.50 Advanced debridement techniques continued – hands-on in skills lab All faculty
12.50 – 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 – 13.45 Indications and limitations of sharp debridement – lecture TBA
13.45 – 14.30 Sharp debridement – hands-on in skills lab All faculty
14.30 – 14.45 Indications and limitations of surgical debridement – lecture Ana Lamza
14.45 – 15.30 Surgical debridement incl. negative pressure wound therapy – hands-on in skills lab All faculty
15.30 – 15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 – 16.00 Indications and limitations of technical debridement – lecture TBA
16.00 – 16.30 Technical debridement – hands-on in skills lab All faculty
16.30 – 16.45 Summary and closing Ewa Stürmer and Sebastian Probst
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