An understanding of the healing process is essential for all practitioners, whether working in general or specialist clinics, and whether delivering private or NHS care.
A significant number of patients present with complex systemic disorders which have a major impact on the wound healing process, and successful management of these patients relies heavily on understanding how the normal process changes as a result of disease.
Appropriate management also involves an appreciation of wound management techniques and their limitations, as well as the importance of good clinical communication and multi-disciplinary team working.
Briefly, course content includes:
- Physiology of inflammatory process and normal wound healing
- Factors affecting tissue viability and healing
- Complex wound management
- Dressing selection
- Future developments in wound management