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PDFWAC 246-915-360

Sharp debridement education and training.

Licensed physical therapists may perform sharp debridement upon showing evidence of adequate education and training. Physical therapists shall not delegate sharp debridement. The board will accept the following as adequate education and training:
(1) Twenty hours of mentored sharp debridement training in a clinical setting that includes observation, cotreatment, supervised treatment, and a case mix similar to the physical therapists' expected practice.
(2) Certification as a wound care specialist by the American Academy of Wound Management; the National Alliance of Wound Care; or other organizations approved by the board, meets the requirements of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023 and chapter 18.74 RCW, RCW 18.340.020. WSR 18-15-067, § 246-915-360, filed 7/17/18, effective 8/17/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023, 18.74.010(11), and 18.74.160. WSR 06-18-044, § 246-915-360, filed 8/30/06, effective 9/30/06.]
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