To acquaint wound care practitioners with new information related to debridement of chronic wounds.
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.
After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:
- Explain the role of keratinocytes in wound healing.
- Discuss new research findings on the physiological differences between healing and nonhealing wounds.
- Identify implications of the new research for debridement of chronic wounds.