More About the Course and Dr. Heather Hettrick


with Dr. Heather Hettrick


Advanced Wound Care Concepts: Next Level Principles for the Wound Certified Clinician


The Advanced Wound Care Concepts;
 Wound Debridement Module will cover: 

- Chronic wound dilemma
- Debridement 
- The wound bed
- Types of debridement
- Maintenance debridement
- Wound reimbursement


Wound debridement is a vital component of comprehensive wound management. This course will go into depth on each type of debridement to help the advanced wound care practitioner have a better understanding as to which type of debridement is most appropriate for the various care settings as well as understand key coding and reimbursement issues. At the end of this course, the learner should have a thorough understanding of all forms of debridement to help prepare the wound and patient for optimal healing outcomes.


Advancing your education, knowledge and skills shows a commitment to lifelong learning, a passion for your work, and most importantly, a dedication to your patients and their well-being. Dr. Hettrick always says, “you cannot know everything, but you have the ability to learn anything”.  With wound management, we are entrusted with providing the best care, resources and knowledge to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients. This is often life and limb saving. The best way to ensure this success is through education and certification. It helps to establish a standard, set expectations and inform all stakeholders and consumers you are committed to being the best wound provider possible within your scope of practice.


This course is recommended for all wound care specialists, commercial sales and marketing individuals and executives. 


& Past President of the American Board of Wound Management

Heather Hettrick is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As a physical therapist, her expertise resides in integumentary dysfunction where she holds four board certifications/credentials. Heather has diverse work experience in academia and the private sector. She is a key opinion leader and is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, conducts research and publishes, presents and teaches, nationally and internationally on integumentary related issues.

Dr. Hettrick is a former President of the American Board of Wound Management and is a former Board and Executive Committee member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She is currently on the board of the World Alliance of Wound and Lymphedema Care, the advisory board for the Why Wound Care Campaign and Editorial Board for Today’s Wound Clinic. Additionally, she is on the planning committee for the American Vein and Lymphatic Society and Faculty and Director of Wound Education for the International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute.


Board Certifications
Certified Lymphedema Therapist Lymphology Association of North America
Lymphology Association of North America
June 20, 2016

Certified Manual Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
Academy of Lymphatic Studies
May 26, 2001

Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)
American Board of Wound Management
October 1, 1997 

Advanced Wound Care Certified (AWCC)
National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy
September 8, 2019

Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Expert (CORE)
International Lymphedema & Wound Training Institute
May 5, 2019

Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymph Drainage:  Fill and Flush Method
Lymphedema Training Academy/ILWTI
December 9, 2017

Experiential Learning Fellow 
National Society for Experiential Education
May 9, 2017

Certified Wound & Lymphedema Therapist (CLWT)
International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute
January 2014

International Lymphedema and Wound Specialist Certificate
International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute
December 2013- present

Wound Care and Edema Specialist Certificate 
International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute
November 2013

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (APTA)
September 2012

Diplomat American Professional Wound Care Association
June 2011-2012

Fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists
July 2005- 2011

Advanced Burn Life Support
Provider Certificate, July 10, 1998

Massage Technician
CAL COPA, November 26, 1992

Publications/Presentations/Book Chapters
How is wound care and integumentary education being taught in professional level physical therapy programs? Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy.  2019;10(1):3-14. 

Early Detection of Pressure Injury Using a Forensic Alternate Light Source.  Wounds.  2017;29(8):222-228.

Early Detection of Pressure Injury Using a Forensic Alternate Light Source.  Wounds.  Online Ahead of print, May 25, 2017. 

Tissue Destruction Classification Systems.  Adv Skin Wound Care.  2013;26:499-503. 

Hydrogel Wound Dressings:  Where Do We Stand in 2003?  Ostomy Wound Management. October 2003; 49(10): 52-57.
“Lessons Learned in Leogane” chapter 19 “Case Studies in Developing Wound and Lymphedema Care Programs in Limited Resource Settings” in textbook “Wound and Lymphedema Management” edited by Keast, World Health Organization, pending 2018
... And so much more!