Wound Expo TVN is a free specialist education aimed at the progressive expert practitioner. 

Wound Expo TVN will be a one day programme taking place on the 6th September.


Wound Expo TVN is aimed at providing the specialist nurse with education on areas of wound care not normally covered at events. The symposiums will be theatre style format with leading speakers in the field challenging practice and teaching on new novel methods of wound care.

Wound Expo TVN is for nurses specialising in tissue viability, please only register below if you fulfil this criteria. If you are a general nurse with an interest in wound care please register for Wound Expo as this is tailored to your educational needs.


Rachel Webb, Editor, Journal of Wound Care
Tracy Cowan, Consultant Editor, Journal of Wound Care

09.00–10.00 Registration and exhibition viewing

10.00 Introduction and welcome

10.00–10.30 Improving wound assessment: how to meet the new CQUIN requirements
Nikki Stubbs
Clinical Pathway Lead, Leeds Community Wound Prevention and Management Service

10.30-10.35 Q&A

10.35–11.05 Achieving better leg ulcer outcomes: how to avoid chronicity and hospitalisation
Elaine Harris
Nurse Practitioner, Bobblestock Surgery, Hereford

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11.05–11.10 Q&A

11.10–11.35 Break and exhibition viewing

11.35–12.15 Alternative approaches for facilitating wound bed preparation
Jackie Stephen-Haynes
Professor and Consultant Nurse in Tissue Viability,
Birmingham City University and Worcestershire Health & Care Trust
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12.15–12.20 Q&A

12.20–12.50 Extra provision: meeting the needs of bariatric patients in acute and community settings
Speaker to be confirmed

12.50–12.55 Q&A

12.55–13.40 Lunch and exhibition viewing

13.40–14.10 Treatment strategies for VLUs: rationales for dressing selection

Lindsay Young
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14.10–14.40 Pyoderma gangrenosum and other unusual skin conditions
Tanya Flavell
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Manchester

14.40–14.45 Q&A

14.45–15.15 Motivational interviewing: a new approach to improving patient concordance
Penny Rubio
Tissue Viability Nurse, Abingdon Hospital

15.15–15.20 Q&A

15.20–15.50 Prevention and management of pressure ulcers in patients with contractures
Siobhan McCoulough,
Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Project Lead
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15.50–15.55 Q&A



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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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