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.
  • 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.