Assessment

Learning outcomes:

 

To explore the quality indicators for wound management

To review the principles of wound  assessment

To explore the healthcare professional’s role in appropriate product selection

To review understanding of wound bed preparation and dressing selection

To review the criteria for onward referrals (e.g. to vascular/dermatology/etc)

Speaker:

Edwin Chamanga

Edwin Chamanga is a nursing specialist teams’ service manager with experience 
and expertise in tissue viability nursing, community nursing and district nursing. He 
has worked in primary care, acute care and integrated services.  He is a senior manager in the NHS with a passion for research, service  set up, service review and redesigning working with service users, with experience in project management and original research. Currently sitting on the editorial board for Nursing Standard and Journal of General Practice Nursing, with a Queens  Nurses award (QNI).  Edwin has published more than a dozen papers on a number  of subjects, from health promotion, district nursing, lymphoedema and tissue viability. He  is currently enrolled for a PhD in Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Hull.


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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.

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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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