Fundamentals of Wound Care


The Fundamentals of Wound Care course has been designed to support healthcare professionals to develop their knowledge regarding normal and abnormal wound healing processes, by applying evidence into practice.

Whilst progressing through this module you will learn how to promote good wound healing and avoid, when possible, wound chronicity. A patient centred approach, involving the multidisciplinary team (MDT) is paramount in providing quality wound care and promoting patient’s autonomy, hence the focus of this course being holistic assessment and planning with involvement of all key stakeholders, to provide specialist wound care.


Wound care knowledge and skills are required on a daily basis by staff in the UK and abroad, so completing this module will provide key information to be able to not only provide appropriate care but also to educate other staff and patients/carers/family members. It will constitute the basis for healthcare professionals that would like to develop a more specialised approach to wound care.

Target Audience

  • Staff Nurse/ Community/ Practice Nurse
  • Junior Doctors
  • Nursing Associates
  • Physician Associates
  • Tissue Viability Nurses (new to post)
  • Nursing students
  • Medical students

Topics Covered

  • Skin anatomy and functions
  • Wound healing process
  • Pathophysiology and general treatment of common acute wounds
  • Particular focus on the assessment and treatment of surgical wounds and surgical site infections (SSI’s)
  • Patient holistic assessment and care planning using an MDT approach
  • Burden of living with wound
  • Pain management

Qualifications Available

Eligible for 9hrs of CPD certification

Course fees: Introductory price £400

Discount rates may be available. To check eligibility please email with the following information:
Which country do you currently practice in? What is your
professional registration number? eg GMC, NMC

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