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Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce

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Healthcare e-Learning

The Wound Care Education elearning programme supports the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge and skills required to deliver appropriate wound care to people in any healthcare setting.

The high-quality, engaging elearning sessions are aligned to the UK NHS’s National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England and give learners the requisite wound care knowledge and skills and provides a certificate to those who successfully complete the programme.

The Wound Care Education programme is suitable for nursing staff around the world, working in a variety of care settings.  The wound care programme supports the development of Tier 1 and Tier 2 knowledge and skills as set out in the framework.

Tier 1 gives a comprehensive overview of the essentials of wound care, covering topics such as:

  • Skin care
  • Wound assessments
  • The causes of leg ulcerations
  • The principles of taking good quality digital images of wounds.

Tier 2 sessions explore topics in more depth and include cases studies and a knowledge assessment which must be passed to gain certification.


eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH). 

The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes.  They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies.  They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS.  However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.


Modules / Topics

Tier 1 essentials

  • Essentials of Skin Care: Skin anatomy, function and assessment.
  • Essentials of Wound Assessment: Different types of wounds and undertaking a wound assessment.
  • Essentials of Leg Ulceration: Causes of leg ulceration, types of leg ulceration and their management.
  • Essentials of the Foot at Risk: Anatomy of the foot, undertaking a simple foot assessment and making appropriate referrals.
  • Essentials of Digital Wound Imaging: The principles of taking a good quality digital image, including consent and data storage considerations.
  • Essentials of Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Using the aSSKINg framework to assess and manage identified risk of pressure area breakdown.

Tier 2

  • The Foot at Risk: Assessment of the foot for peripheral vascular disease, including palpation and isonation of pulses, measuring toe pressure and ankle brachial pressure index, assessing for claudication, critical limb ischaemia and the WIfI classification system.
  • Choosing the right compression therapy: Reasons for compression, different compression therapy systems, measuring for and choosing maintenance hosiery.
  • Dressing wounds: An introduction to the concept of using evidence to inform decisions about dressing wounds.
Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Wound care
Provider Type
Education Provider
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