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Wound Care and Debridement: Know the BEAMS

Friday, August 26th, 2016

These five major debridement methods for wound clinicians are easy to remember (hint: BEAMS), and key to the wound healing process.

Wound Care and Debridement: Know the BEAMS

When it comes to healing chronic wounds, clinicians are all about Wound Bed Preparation, which is the process of removing local barriers to wound healing. A key to this process is debridement – the removal of necrotic, dead tissues from the wound bed.

In order to provide the best care possible for your patients, it’s important to know the differences between the two main categories and five major methods of debridement.


Sharp Debridement Certificate Program

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

(Updated for 2017)

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  October 4-7, 2017 in Las Vegas. During the conference,  the Sharp Debridement Certificate Program will be presented and moderated by Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS of Infinitus LLC and Teresa Ferrante PTA, WCC of Grandview Hospital in Dayton OH.


Bill Richlen PT, WCC, CWS and Teresa Ferrante PTA, WCC

This session will be a Comprehensive presentation of wound bed preparation utilizing conservative sharp debridement. The session will include Anatomy & Physiology, implications and contraindications, techniques, tools, documentation, legal issues and policy development. The hands on lab practicum starts with all debridement instruments and supplies provided.

Participants will be awarded a Sharp Debridement Certificate upon completion of the program.

Check out Wild On Wounds National Convention for more information and accommodations.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please check our information about our Skin and Wound Management Course

Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination, Jamaica NY, January 14-17, 2010

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Our Wound & Skin management Course and NAWC Certification Examination will be offered in Jamaica NY on January 14-17, 2010.
It will be held at Doubletree JFK 135-30 140 St, Jamaica, NY 11436

Our Skin and Wound Management Course is designed to provide participants with the best practices in wound care, the science behind healing wounds, and the most current standards of practice. At the end of the course, for those that pursue wound certification the National Alliance of Wound Care® provides the WCC® exam.

Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course

Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit. Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.

Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition.

Wound Care Certification
WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care® (NAWC®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite. Please click here to view the requirements for wound care certification.

The Wound Care Certification Exam
The NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination is administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam. The test is administered by NAWC – the National Alliance of Wound Care.

The Advantages of Wound Care Certification

* Earning a wound specialist certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
* Increased consumer/patient confidence
* Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
* Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels
* Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect

“Being certified has made a great difference in my professional life!”

–Deb Hans, RN, WCC®, Loxahatchee, FL

Course Atmosphere

The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment. The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy, and designed specifically for health care professionals. Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles. We promise you won’t be bored.

Here’s what one satisfied participant had to say about WCEI’s wound care certification program:

“Thanks for such a great experience. … The classes were never boring; there was always something new that I was learning. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! ”

–Sue Tredenick, LPN, WCC®, Lansdowne, PA

WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course is a four or five-day wound care training seminar consisting of classroom training.

For 5-Day Class Sessions

Days 1-4

Concentrated all-day wound care training sessions
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Day 5
NAWC® Wound Care Certification Examination 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Administered by National Alliance of Wound Care®) following WCEI’s wound care training.

4-Day Class sessions vary and may be customized to meet group needs.

Wound Care Training Course — Curriculum

Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy/Physiology of Skin
Physiological Process of Wound Healing

Wound Assessment – Etiology – Characteristics
Wound Management Interventions
Wound Bed Preparation
Arterial, Vascular, and Diabetic Ulcers
Special Wound Care Needs
Adjunctive Treatment Modalities
Nutritional Management
Bacterial Burden
Continuity of Care

Evidence-based Practice Guidelines
Change, Conflict Management, Communication
Patient/Family Education
National Health Care Issues
Legal/Ethical Aspects, Quality of Care Issues
Cost Management/Budgeting
Professional Responsibilities
Resource Utilization
Wound Care Team
Coordination of Services – Multidisciplinary Approach

Our wound care training is practical, valuable, interesting, fun, high-energy and interactive. Taught by top-notch, up-beat, high-energy instructors, the classes are specifically designed to hold the interest and maintain the energy level of health care professionals used to being active in their jobs.

You can Register Here for the Wound & Skin Management Course and NAWC Certification Examination