Wound Care and Management - eLearning

To provide underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for performing safe and effective wound care in order to promote healing and to raise awareness of the legal implications of the NMC and organisational policies regarding wound care. To promote the safety and well-being of all patients who require wound care.

£4.95 + VAT


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

Discuss legal and professional responsibilities associated with performing wound care with local and national guidance
Follow procedures for gaining consent and correct documentation
Describe relevant anatomy
Identify the stages of wound healing and the range of different factors that can affect this both positively and adversely
Name the different aspects of wound assessment
List aspects of holistic care that will promote effective wound healing
Identify and discuss the range of available dressings and treatments and their appropriateness for use
Discuss practical aspects in performing wound care including correct procedures for minimising infection

Course content

Legal and professional considerations and responsibilities
Consent for care and treatment
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Acute wounds
Chronic wounds
Phases of wound healing
Principles of wound assessment
Holistic considerations
Wound bed management
Taking a wound swab
Changing dressings
Wound cleansing principles
Goals of treatment at different stages of healing
Management of different tissue types
Managing odour
Causes of delayed healing
Management of pain
Effects of medications on wound healing
Nutritional needs to aid healing process
Different types of dressings and treatments
Principles of Nursing Practice