Our online Wound Assessment Training course is aimed at staff currently working within the health care sector. Candidates will benefit from having knowledge of wound assessment and an understanding of causes, stages, treatment and risk factors associated with a service user with a wound.
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Learning online or e-learning courses have several obvious advantages which benefit the student. Other than being able to learn any time and in any place 24/7 add flexibility to the process. Choosing the time suits you to advance your learning.
The coursework is available to the learner to go over and to revise countless of times before finally taking the exam. Also, should the first results are not satisfactorily, you can retake the exam.
You are no longer restricted to set hours and having to rebook another course when the exam results are not as good as you can achieve.
There are a variety of wounds that occur and are treated by Health Care
Professionals (HCPs) and these may be caused by trauma, surgical
intervention or disease processes.
In most cases, these heal normally without a need for complex interventions
but where these are necessary there are also a range of treatment modalities
available to the HCP.
This guidance considers the processes involved in normal wound healing and
measures that can be taken when these fail.
Wound: a break in the continuity of the skin
Complex Wound: a wound that fails to heal for a reason connected or
unconnected to the wound itself (e.g. bacterial burden in the wound or
systemic effects of another pathology)
Pressure Ulcer: localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually
over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination
with shear. Several contributing or confounding factors are also
associated with pressure ulcers; the significance of these factors is yet to be
elucidated (EPUAP, 2010)
Venous Leg Ulcer (VLU): a wound to the lower leg that fails to heal within 6
weeks due to poor venous return
Arterial Leg Ulcer: a wound to the lower leg that fails to heal within 6 weeks
due to insufficient arterial circulation
Mixed Aetiology Leg Ulcer: a wound to the lower leg that fails to heal within
6 weeks due to a combination of arterial and venous impairment
Rheumatoid Leg Ulcer: a wound to the lower leg that fails to heal due to the
systemic effects of rheumatic disease malignant Leg Ulcer: a wound to the lower leg that fails to heal within 6
weeks due to neoplasm within the wound
Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU): a wound to the foot of a diabetic person that fails
to heal due to the systemic effects of diabetes
Dehiscence: the partial or complete separation of a closed surgical incision
due to infection or other cause
Fungating wound: a neoplasm that erupts through the skin surface
Fistula: an opening between 2 organs or (more relevant to this speciality) from
an organ to the skin surface – an entero-cutaneous fistula
TNP: Topical Negative Pressure e.g. V.A.C. Therapy® or Renasys®