Course Description

Wound care management is an essential part for healthcare professionals such as nurses, healthcare assistant and practitioners working in a clinical environment, who are responsible for patients that have chronic and acute wounds.

This course is aimed at teaching current best practice in wound management and also supports Continuing Professional Development for healthcare professionals.

The content of our Wound Management course covers an overview of the types of wounds such as, traumatic wounds, skin tears and surgical wounds as well as wound healing and factors influencing the healing process, physical and psycho-social effects on the patient and family, infection control, asepsis, dressings and the removal of sutures and skin clips.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand and implement the current practice in wound management
  • Explain the principles of wound healing and the factors that may delay the process of wound healing
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and its functions
  • Recognise wound complications and where to go
  • Gather, record and describe the information to assess the care and ongoing management of a patient with a wound
  • Act under direction to support the care of patients with different wound types
  • Select and apply appropriate dressings to different types of wounds
  • Determine the type of wound closure and assess wound healing prior to removal of skin closure devices.
  • Work within local and national wound management and infection control policy and guidelines for safe and effective wound management

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment, designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the training course. Delegates should be allowed to return to the workplace and embed the learning further until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols.