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Virginia PT Sharp Debridement

Sharp debridement is an invasive procedure and, in accordance with ยง 54.1-3482 of the Code of Virginia, requires physician referral and direction. Sharp debridement requires specific skills and training in wound care and on-going evaluation by the physical therapist.  If, in the professional judgment of the physical therapist responsible for the patient, the physical therapist assistant has the competency, advanced skills, and post entry-level training to perform sharp debridement, it may be delegated to the assistant.     

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Board of Physical Therapy Guidance Doc: 112-14

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