Aim: To enhance and develop existing knowledge and skills in relation to wound management in Primary Care.
Objectives: By the end of the session you will be able to:
- Explain the anatomy and physiology of the skin
- Explain the processes involved in tissue breakdown and wound healing
- Discuss the range of factors which contribute to tissue breakdown and wound healing
- Demonstrate awareness of the signs and symptoms of wound infection and sepsis
- Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate wound care plans
- Make decisions on the appropriate dressings for a range of types of wound
- Develop decision-making strategies to clarify the optimal management of specific wound types, by reviewing case studies.
- Understand the definition of a leg ulcer, the difference in management of a venous and arterial ulcer and when/how to refer for Doppler Assessment and compression bandaging and tissue viability services.
- To develop a better understanding of the factors that contributes to the development of leg ulceration and the application of the proven treatment that can improve clinical outcomes.
- To raise awareness of Nurses responsibility to act within their code of professional conduct and when delegating a task.
Stages of Wound Healing
Principle of Wound Care/ Assessment
Dressing Choices (CWHHE Woundcare Formulary)
Anatomy & Physiology of Lower Legs
Leg Ulcer Assessment
Accountability and Delegation
System One Woundcare template
Who should attend?
Practice Nurse, Healthcare Support Workers and other relevant Healthcare Professionals from Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham and West London CCGs.