The health and care workforce will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills they need to provide appropriate wound care to people in any setting, thanks to a new e-learning programme.
The resource has been developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the National Wound Care Strategy Programme and Health Education England.
About the e-learning sessions
The e-learning sessions are designed to provide an introduction to wound care and include activities, short films and links to further reading.
Focused on the main principles of wound care, sessions include:
- Essentials of skin care
- Essentials of wound assessment
- Essentials of leg ulceration.
The wound care sessions are free-to-access for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above. Learners will develop an understanding of skin anatomy and function, skin assessment, different types of wounds, wound assessment, causes of leg ulceration, types of leg ulceration and their management.
The interactive modules take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Certificates are available on completion of each session.
About the National Wound Care Strategy Programme
These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.
How to access the e-learning programme
To learn more about the sessions, please visit the National Wound Care Strategy programme page.
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme e-learning is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).