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Introduction to Wound Management


Course Overview:

This course offers and introduction to wound management and is suitable for health care workers in any care setting treating people needing wound care.


Indicative Audience:

Health Care Workers across all health care settings.


Aims of the programme:

  • To understand the anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • To introduce wound assessment and wound classification
  • To understand the healing process of the skin
  • Removal of skin closures – theory and practice


Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and how it heals
  • Wound classification and assessment techniques
  • Wound management, including an understanding of different dressing properties
  • Aseptic Technique (ANTT) and infection prevention and control
  • Gaining Consent
  • Pain management
  • The role of the health care worker
  • Record Keeping
  • Referring to a health care professional


Indicative Duration: 

1 day

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