Wound Assessment & Barriers to Healing - Selecting the Appropriate Dressing

1 Day Course
Date: 10 November 2022 09:00
Ends: 10 November 2022 15:30
Venue: John Pounds Centre
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Places Remaining: 13

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Prices are per person and are VAT inclusive.

This day will enable the practitioner to be able to carry out (using an evidence-based approach), a wound assessment & description to plan care for the patient and the wound (note: this day will not describe in detail all the types of wounds).

Focus will also be given on recognising barriers to healing, e.g. nutrition, wound infection, inflammation & biofilm formation. There will be a practical workshop on planning care and treatments eg. dressings, solutions, the formulary & skin protection using scenarios, outcomes; also to discuss appropriate review dates or referral.

This day is appropriate for the registered (GPN) and the unregistered (HCA) practitioner if it is part of their job role/expectation.

Learning Outcomes

The Practitioner will be able to:

  • Undertake (or support) a Wound Assessment, identify stages of healing, the main wound tissue types, and devise an individual care plan, and advise if the patient is self-caring
  • Recognise, understand, and treat barriers to wound healing and set realistic goals
  • Identify the major components found in the wound bed that influence dressing choices, eg. action of dressings/products/solutions to maximise healing potential, lifestyle needs/expectations/pain levels etc.
  • Be aware of the local Wound Formulary and products available.
  • Know when to refer or seek help/support if needed via local policy/procedures/specialists and resources

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