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Methods of Wound Debridement – April 2024

Methods of Wound Debridement
Event Series Event Series: Methods of Wound Debridement

Start date: Tuesday 23rd April 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

£300.00 Places remaining: 0
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This two-day course held on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 and Wednesday 24th April 2024 will teach the different methods of wound debridement, with a special focus on conservative sharp debridement, facilitated by the Newcastle Hospitals’ Tissue Viability Team with guest speakers from Dermatology, Plastics, Podiatry and from Newcastle University.

The objective is to provide a summary of the professional accountability and legal issues associated with wound debridement alongside the theoretical basis to justify the decision-making process in the selection of the appropriate debriding agents.

A pre-course workbook will be sent 4 weeks prior to the face to face study days via email which will need to be completed and submitted it on Day 1 of the course.

A course pack will be provided on Day 1, which will include the course handbook, the notes from the presentations and other useful information.

Learning outcomes

Debridement describes the removal of dead or devitalised tissue, in particular matter and foreign bodies from a wound bed and is generally accepted as a necessary precursor to the formation of new tissue (EWMA 2013).

At the end of this two-day course delegates will be able to:

  • Explore human anatomy and physiology including in depth revision of the buttock, sacrum and lower limbs
  • Identify normal and abnormal wound healing including when biopsy may be required
  • Examine wound debridement techniques and identify the differences between conservative sharp debridement and surgical debridement
  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge and practice skills required to perform safe and effective wound debridement techniques, practiced in laboratory conditions
  • Use analytic skills to appraise the available literature related to wound debridement
  • Opportunity to develop academic writing at Level 7.

Course lead

Dr Fania Pagnamenta, Clinical Academic Nurse Consultant has a real passion for tissue viability and wound care management and has years of experience supporting nurse colleagues on the wards to deliver wound care to their patients as well as colleagues’ professional development.

Academically, Dr Pagnamenta works at Northumbria University as a researcher where her main interests focus on leg ulceration, clinical pathways, and ways to prevent simple wounds from becoming chronic ulceration.

Audience and criteria

Registered nurses with a degree in nursing or related subject, working in a clinical area where wound care and wound debridement is undertaken on a weekly basis.

Applicants must identify a practice assessor in their organisation who is a designated Wound Care Health Professional

Applicants must also be working in a clinical area that currently supports learners, and where complex wound care is regularly undertaken.

Course dates

The attendance dates for the April cohort are:

  • Tuesday 23 April 2024
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024


To book a place on this course go to Tickets at the bottom of the page.

At checkout you can make an online card payment or enter a coupon code to make alternative payment arrangements.

Alternative payment arrangements include:

  • requesting an invoice (INVOICE),
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff internal funding (NUTH) – you will need to complete a Trust study leave form.

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Tuesday 23rd April
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy
0191 28 24710
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Freeman Hospital (FH)
Freeman Road, High Heaton,
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE7 7DN United Kingdom
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0191 28 24710
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