Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement Certification (CSWD-C)


Selective Sharp Wound Debridement Certification

The Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement (CSWD-C) course is a national premier training program formulated to meet the basic educational needs of the Nurses working in different clinical settings. This course provides a comprehensive review about the Conservative / Selective Sharp Debridement and its application in Wound Management. In addition; skills competency session provides each attendee with the hands-on experience needed to function as a Conservative / Selective Sharp Wound Debridement Certified Nurse. Course participation will increase the knowledge, skills, ability and confidence of the attendees leading to improved patient outcomes.

Course Objectives
  • Define conservative / selective sharp wound debridement.
  • Identify reasons for conservative / selective sharp wound debridement.
  • Describe different types of wound debridement.
  • Define anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and the functional relationship of structure such as tendons, nerves and blood vessels.
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications of Conservative / Selective Sharp Wound Debridement.
  • Preparation for Conservative / selective Sharp Wound Debridement procedure.
  • Discuss documentation post-conservative / selective sharp debridement procedure.
  • Understand & follow safety precautions related to Sharp Debridement procedure.
  • Demonstrate effective conservative sharp wound debridement techniques (Class Room Format Only).
  • Documentation of CSWD and associated CPT Codes review for billing.
  • Differentiation between Selective Debridement versus Non-Selective Debridement.
  • Familiarization of all the required instruments and supplies needed for the Sharp debridement.
  • Understand Pain associated with Sharp debridement procedure and management strategies.
Scope of Practice
  • Licensed nurses. Registered Nurse (RN) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Conservative / selective sharp wound debridement, skill that requires substantial specialized judgment and proficiency, which is based on the knowledge and application of the principles of medical management as acquired by completing a specialized training program.
  • Conservative / selective sharp wound debridement requires clinical supervision / delegation of a medical provider.
  • Licensed nurse shall perform the skill with a focus on patient safety, and function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws; rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting.

Course Format

This is an (8) Eight hour program and may be taken online or in person. Online attendees may complete hands on skills competency with a qualified preceptor:

OPTION #1: One Day Onsite/Classroom Workshop

Involves lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on skills training.

OPTION #2: One Day Virtual Workshop / Live Session/ Web Based

Involves lectures, interactive learning and visual skills demonstration by the instructor.


Classroom Workshop Schedule

  • January 13, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 09, 2024
  • April 13, 2024
  • May 11, 2024
  • June 08, 2024
  • July 13, 2024
  • August 10, 2024
  • September 14, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • November 09, 2024
  • December 07, 2024

Virtual Workshop Schedule

  • January 20, 2024
  • February 17, 2024
  • March 16, 2024
  • April 20, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • August 17, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • December 14, 2024


  • Ali A. Pitafi MD
  • Martha Snyder APRN FNP-C MSN EDS-C WCP-C
  • Angie Machado LVN WCC DFC WCN-C
  • Shawn Amersi RN BSN WCN-C CSWD-C
Tuition Fee

$ 500.00 – Includes Training, Study guide, and final evaluation and Certification Registry with OWCNAHP


Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Break: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

  • 8.0 Hours – Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • A.M. Working LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. LT0332-1222.
  • Advanced Health Institute Inc. An Accredited Licensed Continuing Education Provider with the Board of Registered Nursing State of California License no. CEP17839.
Who May Attend
  • LVN – Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse
  • RN – Registered Nurses