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Wound Management and Dressing Selection for Registered Nurses

Course Date: 8 January 2019, 09:00 - 12:30

Course Leader: Theresa Mitchell

Duration of Course: 4 hours

Location: Livewell Southwest Academy, Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould Hospital

Price: £40.00 per Delegate

Available Places: 13

This course provides an overview of wound management and in addition covers dressings/topical applications used in wound management. It is designed for all registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse associates and healthcare professionals. The course provides information regarding all dressings and topical applications within the local Wound Care Formulary.

Objectives/Aims of Course

  • To recognise the factors and barriers to wound healing
  • To use a holistic approach and involve the patient in their carers
  • To understand the importance of wound assessment and review
  • To gain a basic knowledge of the topical applications/dressings available and provide a rationale for their use
  • To recognise infection

Course Programme

The course will cover the wound healing cascade, Wound Bed Classification, Infection Continuum and Recognising infection, Dressing Selection and Group Work. A selection of dressings and topical applications will be displayed throughout the session.

Course Deliverables

This course will provide a Certificate of training in Wound Management and Dressing Selection.

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

All registered nurses, nurse associates

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