Fundamental Clinical Skills – General Wound Care  CPD

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:30 Full day £180.00 CS6029 Register Interest

Course Content

This one day course is for practitioners who wish to review their knowledge and skills in wound healing, wound assessment and wound management for acute wounds.

Tutor Info

Janet Hunter

Janet is a Senior lecturer in Adult nursing specialising in clinical skills education at City, University of London since 2002.

Janet trained at St. Bartholomew's hospital and initially started work as a staff nurse at Barts, working in general surgery. She was promoted to senior staff nurse and then sister, before moving to The Royal Hospitals NHS Trust into a role as senior sister. During this time, she worked in vascular, gastrointestinal and colorectal and breast surgery, as well as using radioactive isotopes in radiotherapy. She later branched out into plastic and reconstructive surgery, emergency and elective gynaecology whilst occupying the same role for Barts and The London NHS Trust, before joining City, University of London as a visiting lecturer in 2000.

Maria Dingle

Maria joined City University London in 1995. She is a Senior Lecturer and nurse and she specialises in teaching biology (including pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, anatomy and physiology) to nurses, midwives and biomedical engineers at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Maria originally undertook her nurse training at The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel. Following some time spent in Intensive Care Units, Cardiothoracic nursing and as a Bed Manager, Maria went into nurse education and obtained a BA in Nurse Education from the University of Manchester.

Since then she has obtained an MSc in Physiology - her research for this focussed on orthostatic changes in blood pressure.

Tanya Middlehurst

Tanya has had a long and varied career in A&E. While working as an A&E sister she developed an interest in the management of minor injuries and illness and spent a significant period of time working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.

She then became a Lecturer Practitioner in A&E, a post jointly shared between Homerton Hospital and City University. During this time she was the module leader for the post-registration A&E and trauma modules. Following this Tanya became a Nurse Consultant in A&E at Homerton, while continuing to teach at City. Latterly, she was Head of Practice Development at Homerton Hospital.

Tanya currently works part time as a visiting lecturer at City, University of London, as well as practising as a school nurse. She holds an MSc in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner Pathway) and has published work in relation to trauma and minor injuries and ailments.


Newly Qualified Registered Nurses would like to refresh their skills and knowledge from both acute and community settings

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

Explain the biological basis of wound healing and wound infection

Demonstrate the principles and evidence base for wound assessment and wound management

Safety perform basic wound care using aseptic non-touch technique

Safely demonstrate the removal of sutures and staples

Recommended Reading

Dealey C (2012) The Care of Wounds – A Guide for Nurses 4th Edition. Wiley Blackwell: Oxford

Flanagan, M (ed) (2013) Wound Healing and Skin Integrity. Principles and Practice. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester

Nicol, M Bavin C, Cronin P, Rawlings Anderson K, Cole E, Hunter J. (2012) Essential Nursing Skills.4th Edition. Mosby: Edinburgh

Reynolds T, Cole E (2006) Techniques for acute wound closure. Nursing Standard. 20 (21), 55-64

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