• Level 2
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Wound Management Training

This wound management training course is aimed at nurses and advanced care staff.

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This wound management training course is aimed at nurses and advanced care staff.

The course will look at the importance of correctly assessing wounds, the various phases of wound healing and how we as carers and nurses can assist in the healing process.

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Course Summary

  • Gain a basic understanding of wound management
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • Develop an understanding of the stages of wound healing and the factors that affect this process
  • Identify the different types of wounds
  • Understand the process of assessing wounds
  • Understand the elements of managing wounds – including dressing types and correct dressing selection

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    Where Do You Deliver The Wound Management Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Who will conduct the training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Wound Management Training Course

This wound management training course is aimed at nurses and advanced care staff.

The course will look at the importance of correctly assessing wounds, the various phases of wound healing and how we as carers and nurses can assist in the healing process.

Wound management goes beyond fundamental wound care, focusing on a comprehensive approach to facilitate optimal healing.

It involves assessing wound characteristics, selecting suitable wound care dressings, monitoring progress, and addressing underlying factors affecting healing.

Effective wound management requires a clear understanding of wound types, healing stages, and factors that influence the wound care process. It aims to enhance wound care healing outcomes and improve the patient’s overall well-being.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Course Description:

Embark on an enlightening journey through the intricacies of wound management in our Wound Management Course.

This Level 2 Wound Management training has been thoughtfully designed to empower participants with the essential knowledge to not only comprehend wound types, healing processes, and assessment techniques but also make informed decisions regarding dressing selection for optimal care and patient outcomes.

You can also check our online tissue viability course.

Wound Management Course Module

Module 1: Introduction to Wound Management

In this module, we will lay the foundation for your journey into wound management. You will gain insight into the significance of wound care and how effective management can impact patients’ overall well-being.

We will introduce the course objectives and provide an overview of the topics you will explore throughout the course.

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

Understanding the structure and functions of the skin is crucial for comprehending wound healing processes. This module will take you on a guided tour of the skin’s layers and their roles in protecting the body.

By delving into the intricate details of skin anatomy and physiology, you’ll be better equipped to assess wounds accurately and understand how different wound types impact healing.

Module 3: Stages of Wound Healing

Wound healing is a complex process involving several distinct stages. In this module, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of each stage, from the initial inflammatory phase to the final remodeling phase.

By examining the intricate interplay of cellular activities and factors influencing wound healing, you’ll be able to identify potential obstacles and opportunities for optimizing the healing process.

Module 4: Types of Wounds

Different wounds have different characteristics and underlying causes. In this module, you’ll become proficient in recognizing and classifying various types of wounds, including acute wounds like cuts and burns, as well as chronic wounds like pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers.

By understanding the unique features of each wound type, you’ll be better prepared to tailor your management approach for optimal outcomes.

Module 5: Wound Assessment

Effective wound assessment is the cornerstone of successful wound management. In this module, you’ll learn how to conduct thorough assessments, taking into account wound size, depth, exudate, and tissue characteristics.

Practical techniques for measuring wounds will be demonstrated, enabling you to accurately document wound progress and make informed decisions about interventions.

Module 6: Elements of Wound Management

Wound management involves more than just dressing wounds. This module will delve into the array of wound dressings available and their specific purposes.

You’ll learn how to match dressing types with wound characteristics, exudate levels, and patient needs. By the end of this module, you’ll have a comprehensive toolkit for selecting the most appropriate dressing to promote healing and prevent complications.

Module 7: Practical Application and Case Studies

Theory meets practice in this module, where you’ll apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.

Through engaging case studies, you’ll assess wounds, consider patient factors, and make decisions about dressing selection.

This hands-on approach will enhance your critical thinking skills, enabling you to confidently manage diverse wound care challenges.

Module 8: Best Practices and Future Trends in Wound Management

As the course comes to a close, this module will consolidate your learning journey. You’ll reflect on the key takeaways and insights you’ve gained throughout the course.

We’ll also explore current trends and emerging technologies in wound care, encouraging you to stay informed about advancements in the field and fostering a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the wound care course, you will be able to:

1. Understand Skin and Ageing:

  • Learn what skin does for our body and how aging affects it.
  • Discover why skin is essential for protection and how changes over time impact its functions.

2. Know Wound Healing Stages:

  • Identify the different steps our body goes through to heal wounds.
  • Gain insights into how our body’s natural processes work together to repair wounds and restore skin.

3. Difference between Acute and Chronic Wounds:

  • Understand how short-term and long-lasting wounds are different.
  • Differentiate between wounds that heal quickly and those that take more time, and learn how to manage each type.

4. Why Accurate Wound Check Matters:

  • Learn why it’s important to carefully examine wounds for better treatment.
  • Discover how proper wound assessment helps tailor the right care, preventing complications and promoting faster healing.

5. Factors Affecting Wound Healing:

  • Discover things that speed up or slow down the healing process.
  • Understand how factors like health conditions, lifestyle, and treatments impact how wounds heal, guiding effective care choices.

Question and Answer

Will attending this Wound Care training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable.

However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

What are the 5 principles of wound management?

The five principles of wound management are as follows:

  1. Assessment and Diagnosis: Thoroughly assess the wound’s traits, including size, depth, fluid, tissue type, and skin around it. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for planning the right treatment.
  2. Infection Control: Prevent and manage infections by keeping the wound area clean. This involves cleaning the wound, removing dead tissue, and using antimicrobial agents if needed.
  3. Moisture Balance: Keep the wound’s moisture at the right level. Too much can soften the skin (maceration), while too little can slow healing. The goal is to create an ideal healing environment.
  4. Wound Dressing Selection: Choose the appropriate dressing based on the wound’s traits, fluid level, and healing stage. Dressings help manage moisture, shield from germs, and aid healing.
  5. Patient-Centered Care: Consider the patient’s overall health, preferences, and well-being when planning wound care. Educate the patient about their role, involve them in decisions, and address any worries.

These principles guide healthcare experts in offering effective wound care, ensuring the best healing results while minimizing problems.

What are the NICE Guidelines for wound care?

NICE guidelines for wound care are evidence-based recommendations provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK.

These guidelines offer healthcare professionals guidance on assessing, treating, and managing different types of wounds. They cover areas such as wound assessment, proper treatment methods, infection control, dressing selection, pain management, patient education, and follow-up.

While NICE guidelines are based on the latest evidence, healthcare professionals should consider individual patient needs and circumstances. It’s important to stay updated with the most current guidelines as they may change over time.

What are the 8 key principles for wound management?

Here are the eight key principles for wound management:

  1. Accurate Assessment: Thoroughly evaluate the wound’s characteristics, size, depth, exudate, and surrounding tissue to determine the right approach.
  2. Infection Prevention: Maintain a clean wound environment through proper cleansing and the use of antimicrobial agents when necessary.
  3. Moisture Balance: Create an optimal moisture level in the wound for effective healing, avoiding excessive dampness or dryness.
  4. Appropriate Dressing: Select suitable wound dressings based on the wound’s features, exudate levels, and healing phase.
  5. Effective Debridement: Remove dead tissue to facilitate healing and prevent infection.
  6. Pain Management: Address and manage pain associated with the wound to enhance patient comfort.
  7. Nutritional Support: Ensure the patient receives adequate nutrition, as proper nourishment aids in wound healing.
  8. Patient-Centered Approach: Involve the patient in decision-making, educate them about wound care, and consider their overall well-being and preferences.

These principles form a comprehensive guide for healthcare practitioners to provide effective wound management and achieve successful healing outcomes.

What are the 7 types of wounds?

There are several ways to categorize wounds based on their characteristics and underlying causes. Here are seven common types of wounds:

  1. Incision: A precise cut from a sharp object like a knife.
  2. Laceration: An irregular tear caused by blunt force.
  3. Abrasion: A surface wound from friction against a rough surface.
  4. Puncture: A deep wound caused by a sharp object penetrating.
  5. Avulsion: Skin or tissue forcibly torn away.
  6. Contusion: Also called a bruise from vessel rupture under the skin.
  7. Ulcer: A deep open sore due to poor circulation, pressure, or health conditions.

Each wound type requires specific care for healing and prevention. If you have a wound, seek proper medical guidance.

What are the 5 phases of wound healing?

There are generally four phases of wound healing. These phases are:

  1. Hemostasis: The initial phase involves the constriction of blood vessels to stop bleeding, followed by the formation of a blood clot to seal the wound. Platelets and clotting factors play a crucial role in this phase.
  2. Inflammation: In this phase, the body’s immune response is activated to clear away debris and prevent infection. White blood cells, particularly neutrophils, and macrophages, help eliminate bacteria and damaged tissue.
  3. Proliferation: During this phase, new tissue is generated to replace the lost or damaged tissue. Fibroblasts produce collagen, the building block of scar tissue. Blood vessels also form to supply the growing tissue.
  4. Maturation and Remodeling: In the final phase, the wound undergoes further remodeling as collagen fibers reorganize to increase the wound’s strength. The wound area gradually becomes flatter and paler as the scar matures.

These phases may overlap and vary in duration depending on the wound’s type, size, and location, as well as the individual’s overall health.

Proper wound care and management during each phase can support effective healing and minimize complications.