Continuing Education Workshop for Foot Care Nurses
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This sharp debridement course is led by Dr. Julia Overstreet and takes place at Boise State University on November 5, 2016. It provides attendees with 3.0 continuing education hours. Rainier Medical Education Programs is a state-certified education provider and has provided nursing education since 1994.
Attend this post-WOCN conference program for a hands-on review detailing the neurological and vascular anatomy of the lower extremities, as well as proper testing procedures associated with high-risk leg and foot care. Review the physical assessment of the feet through visual analysis, and learn to identify which tissues to avoid during hands-on sharp debridement designed to function within the scope of your nursing practice.
Note: Your ability to perform sharp wound debridement is dependent upon your state’s scope of practice and your facility's policies. See additional information at the bottom of this page.
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.
2:00 - 3:00 Sharp Debridement Anatomy Review
The most important issue in debridement is understanding what you are seeing. This anatomy, tissue and procedure review will allow you to debride the appropriate tissues while avoiding the essential ones.
3:00 - 4:55 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.
4:55 - 5:00 Evaluations & Adjourn
Special Registration Fee:
$175.00 (includes $50.00 sharp debridement lab fee)
Click Here to Register (Registration limited to 20 participants)
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.