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J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2013 May-Jun;40(3):246-53. doi: 10.1097/WON.0b013e31828fd3fc.

Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy evidence-based recommendations for conservative sharp wound debridement: an executive summary.

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  • 1National Capital Region, Canada.


The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy Conservative sharp wound debridement evidence-based recommendations are a result of the decision and commitment to advance clinical nursing practice to improve the provision of care to patients via development of an open source guide. The recommendations were developed by a volunteer group of ET nurses who work in clinical practice, policy development, consultation, and education in wound care. The document was developed over the course of 2 years (2009-2011); it is a distillation of existing literature, guidelines, and expert opinion. The development and dissemination of the recommendations were sponsored by the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy. These recommendations should be considered in the context of the organization or care setting as well as available resources and supports. Resources and supports take the form of access to emergency care, physicians and allied health care professionals, education, administrative support, funding, supplies, equipment, and policy. The recommendations should also be applied with consideration of the evolving evidence that will further define practices in Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement. Refer to the supplemental digital content associated with this article at (supplemental digital content 1, for the complete document.

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