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Woundstock: A New Dimension in Foot and Wound Care. Photo of a man giving the peace sign with a colorful tie-dye image in the background.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call (715) 836-3636  |  toll free 1-866-893-2423

The Florian Gardens

2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Advanced Wound Debridement will give you the most comprehensive training available on preparing the wound bed to heal utilizing sharp debridement, the most advanced and highly skilled technique, as well as other current forms of wound debridement. 

In this program you will:

  • Understand anatomy and physiology of viable and non-viable tissues and structures encountered in wound care

  • Identify anatomical structures and types of tissue commonly seen in sharp debridement

  • Compare and contrast different types of debridement and understand the indications and contraindications of each with specific wound types

  • Get up to date on new technologies and products used in the debridement process

  • Maximize reimbursements by using appropriate terminology and documentation used in sharp debridement

  • Learn sharp debridement techniques

  • Recognize the legal implications and policy and procedures related to debridement

Who Should Attend

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Physicians, Physician Assistants

2013 Woundstock Debridement Class

Both lecture and hands-on practicum, Advanced Wound Debridement focuses on anatomy and physiology, debridement, and sharp debridement. You will practice your skills on ham hocks.

Agenda for Advanced Wound Debridement

7:30 to 8 a.m. – Registration
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Lecture / Hands-on Practicum with Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS

I. Anatomy and Physiology:  Viable tissue/ Non-viable tissue (devitalized)

II.  Debridement:  Objectives, Types of debridement, Mechanical, Autolytic, Enzymatic, Bio Surgical, New technologies and products

III.  Sharp Debridement:  Definition, Indications, Contraindications, Surgical Debridement, Conservative Sharp Debridement, Documentation / Reimbursement, New technologies and products

IV.  Practical Application of Sharp Debridement:  Instruments / Tools, Pain / Bleeding management, Safety concerns, Sterile Field Preparation

V.  Hands-on Lab Practicum:  Debridement techniques and demonstration, Shaving or Paring, Cross Hatching or Scoring, Scalpel, Scissors and Forceps handling, Return Demonstration with check off


CEUs | Contact Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 14269 for 6.6 contact hours.

Infinitus, LLC is an approved Illinois Physical Therapy Education Sponsor, License number 216.000207. This course is approved for 8 CEU’s. Approved for 7.5 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

NOTE: Upon completion of this course attendees are still required to function within their licensed scope of practice. Course certificate will state that the participant has demonstrated competency in a laboratory setting. Supervised clinical check-off by a physician/trainer is recommended for competency.

This activity, Advanced Wound Debridement: A Cut Above the Rest with a beginning date of January 12, 2014 through December 31, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.5 elective credits by the American academy of Family Physicians.

Expert Presenters

Please see bios for Theresa Ferrante, Bill Richlen, and Denise Richlen on the Woundstock Presenter page.

Fee $375

Fee includes lunch, refreshments, program manual and instruction.

Transfers / Cancellation Policy

Accommodations for Disabilities


Select from 7 choices in wound care and foot care.
Save $100 when you register for 4 programs.

Wound Treatment:
Chronic Wounds, Burns, Pressure Ulcers, Pediatrics

Wound Management: Offloading and Lymphedema Advanced Debridement & Hands-on Practicum
Lower Extremity Therapy
**Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Skills Check
Exhibitor Booths
*Foot & Nail Care:
Education for Nurses

Lower Extremity Therapy
*Foot & Nail Care
Clinic B

    *Foot & Nail Care
Clinic A

    Foot & Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business

* Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses is in combination with either Clinic A or Clinic B.
**  WTA runs online July 19 - October 17 and culminates in an in-person skills check on October 18.

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