Training and workshops are generally based on organisational need and may relate to the following topics:

Burn Prevention and Management:

  • Burn aetiology
  • Prevention strategies
  • Emergency Burns management
  • Minor Burn wound management

Dressing products:

  • Product formulary and essential items to have
  • Understanding generic dressing products: properties and use
  • Which dressing to use

Lower Leg Assessment and Foot Wounds:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the lower limb and foot
  • Physical assessment of the lower limb inclusive of:
    o Monofilament assessment of sensation
    o Ankle Brachial Pressure Index measurement
    o Tendon reflexes
  • Management of the lower limb and foot
    o the need for pressure offloading
    o compression bandaging therapy

Malignant Wounds:

  • Assessment, management and symptom control

Pressure Injuries:

  • Risk factors and risk assessment
  • Implementing Pressure Injury Risk Assessment Tools
  • Conducting a Pressure Injury Risk Assessment
  • Classifying pressure injuries
  • Support Surfaces and other prevention strategies

Skin Tears:

  • Risk Assessment and pre-existing factors that increase the risk of skin tears
  • STAR Tool classification system
  • Prevention and management strategies
  • Patient education

Surgical Wounds:

  • Risk factors and management of surgical dehiscence
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Management of draining wounds

Traumatic wounds:

  • Types, assessment and management

Wound Assessment:

  • Skin anatomy and wound healing
  • Wound Assessment
  • Wound Management
  • Wound Dressings
  • Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement
  • Documentation