CPD Advanced Wound Care
Level 7 - 20 credits
To critically develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of holistic wound care management required to improve the care of individuals with, or at risk from tissue viability problems
To critically develop understanding of local and national and international wound care policies, pathways and guidelines to inform best practice in wound care.
The student will be able to demonstrate their ability to improve an area of practice in their own practice environment.
- Critically demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of the underpinning anatomy and physiology of the skin and skin function in relation to the development of wounds.
- Critically evaluate the wound healing process within the context of individualised holistic patient care.
- Critically demonstrate the symbiotic process between the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of an episode of wound care management, whilst demonstrating professional accountability
- Critically appraise local and national service pathways, protocols and guidelines appropriate to wound care management, within the context of effective multidisciplinary working and contemporary practice
The following topics will be addressed during the course:
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
The wound healing process
Primary and secondary wound healing
Holistic wound assessment
Wound bed preparation
Factors affecting the wound healing process
Aseptic Non Touch Technique and simple wound dressings
Professional judgement for decision-making
Wound dressing selection
Chronic and acute wound management
Wound infection and biofilms
Pressure ulcer prevention and management
Principles of wound debridement
Ethical and legal issues in tissue viability
National and International best practice and policies
Optimising physical and psychological wellbeing for the person living with a wound
Skin care across the age spectrum
Patient focused care
Multidisciplinary roles in Tissue Viability
Knowledge and skills transfer in the practice setting
Teaching and learning
The module involves classroom attendance, which is further supported by a range of learning support tools. This is a part time module run over 8 full day sessions, and students attend via direct face to face teaching and through a blended approach using the universities Virtual Learning Environment platform.
The criteria for admission to the module require that candidates are currently employed and practicing within their professional area with patients with tissue viability problems.
Candidates will have evidence of ability to study at academic level 7. Whilst ideally candidates will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree (Level 6), it is appreciated that some nurses will have not have studied to this level. Additional study skills training will be offered to this group (these are routinely available through the library).
How to apply
Please apply using the online application form https://caf.ljmu.ac.uk/
Please select from the dropdowns:
- Level of entry- Post Graduate Taught
- Mode of study -Continuing Professional Development
The assessment has one element:-
A 3,500 word critically reflective patient case study, designed to test all learning outcomes
This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied as a single CPD:-
Advanced Wound Care, level 7, 20 credits
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes.