Care L&D

About this course

Wound care management is an essential skill for healthcare professionals such as nurses, healthcare assistants 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 practices in wound management and 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.

What you’ll learn

a Understand and implement the current practice in wound management.

a Explain the principles of wound healing and the factors that may delay the process of wound healing.

a Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and its functions.

a Gather, record and describe the information to assess the care and ongoing management of a patient with a wound.

a Select and apply appropriate dressings to different types of wounds.

a Determine the type of wound closure and assess wound healing prior to removal of skin closure devices.

a Work within local and national wound management and infection control policy and guidelines for safe and effective wound management.


No entry requirements.


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