Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the workshop session delegates will be:

Aware of the indications for use of NPTW

Able to practise application of a portable NPWT device


Jeanette Milne

Jeanette is Lead Nurse Tissue Viability at  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation 
Trust and provides both the strategic vision and operational management of a tissue 
viability team. Prior to this she has worked in  Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, South Tyneside 
Foundation Trust and Newcastle upon Tyne  Foundation and has worked in tissue viability 
since 1998. This includes fve years in the commercial sector working for Smith & Nephew. She has a passion for wound care and has published a number of articles on various wound care topics and is particularly interested in the impact and outcomes of care delivery. She has presented on various topics nationally and internationally. An active member of the editorial board for the Wounds UK Journal and is treasurer of the Wound Care Alliance UK.

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Wound assessment

Effective wound assessment increases the likelihood of a good outcome. The zone describes how to assess the wound, and when to reassess to determine if a change in treatment is required.

Wound infection

Infection is a major cause of wound-related problems. This session will get you thinking about how to identify infection in different wounds, how to distinguish infection from colonisation, and how to deal with each effectively.


Leg ulcer management

After this session, you will feel confident about how to assess, dress and compress venous leg ulcers. The hands-on sessions will help you assess patients so that you can select the best dressings and compression therapy for their needs. You will use a variety of tools to help you make appropriate and effective choices.

Wound PainPressure area care

Are you confident that you can prevent the preventable? This session will look at the risk factors associated with pressure ulceration, and demonstrate how you can avoid their occurrence in your day-to-day practice.

Wound exudate

There is more to assessment and management of exuding wounds than just applying a dressing. This session will explain how to assess an exuding wound, identify the type of exudate present and prepare it for treatment

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy


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