Bitesize modules take around 20-30 minutes to complete.Click on a module title below to reveal more information. You'll need to Log in or register before you can start your learning.
This module will explore the causes, investigations and treatments available to manage patients with lower limb swelling in the Primary Care setting.
Skin Tear occur in those with fragile skin including those on either end of the age spectrum, neonates and geriatrics. Prevention of these traumatic wounds is possible with recognition of environmental hazards implementation of prevention protocols. However, when skin tears occur there are best practice guidelines for appropriate wound management support healing and minimize the risk of further injury. This program will highlight prevention, assessment, classification, and treatment best practices.
This module covers the important topic of pressure ulcer prevention. It reviews how pressure ulcers develop and what can be done to prevent them. The module covers published guidelines / best practice documents, and explains the responsibility of the healthcare professional for the prevention of pressure ulcers.
This module covers all areas of patient assessment from patient history through to choosing the best wound care service.
This module explores the why, when and how of wound debridement. It refers to national and international guidance on debridement and focuses on the three most commonly used methods of debridement in the UK: autolytic, mechanical and larval debridement therapy. It concludes with a case study that demonstrates debridement decision making in clinical practice.
This module explores the role of wound dressings in helping to provide a moist wound healing environment. It provides generic dressing guidance and links to explore specific dressings if required, along with the development of a wound dressing formulary. It explores the issues surrounding choice of wound dressing including the cost arguments.
This module explores the issues of professional practice and is based on The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code. The module covers the contents of the NMC code, the role of the coroner, the importance of accurate professional documentation, and helps learners to explore how their practice will be compatible with the NMC revalidation model.
This module explores the role of wound assessment and discusses the main points that should be included in the process. It highlights some of the complex issues and difficulties in assessing certain factors such as exudate, odour and wound size. It provides information on the healing process and how to recognise a non-healing wound.
This module covers the fundamentals of wound infection, it outlines the four phases of wound infection, how to identify when wound infection is present and the treatment options available.