Essential before any courses on the lower limb module


Registered nurses, associate practitioners, and health care assistants


  • To enable the student to use available evidence to underpin practice in assessing wounds
  • To enable the student to increase breath and knowledge of wounds and their management

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able:

  • To understand and describe the process of wound healing and infection continuum and relate it to practice
  • To be able to relate the requirement needed to facilitate effective wound healing with the elements of wound bed preparation and choosing optimum wound dressings

Competency to be achieved with

  • Working alongside experienced nurse in wound care or tissue viability nurse
  • Completing the wound management quiz
  • Completing the competency document with supervisor