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Tissue Viability & Wound Care for HCSW's City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This study day will ensure that you are up to date in the principles of tissue viability, and the principles of assessment and management of acute and chronic wounds. It will enhance the care you are able to deliver by ensuring your skills and knowledge is maintained, developed and up to date. You will receive a certificate of attendance from City, University of London.

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    Excellent course. Very helpful,improved my knowledge

    Health Care Assistant , Central & North West London Trust

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    Very informative and thorough training, relevant to our work place. Great course outline, definitely recommend to other clinics/staff.

    Health Care Assistant

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The study day will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of skin anatomy and physiology
  • Wound healing
  • Wound infections
  • Acute and chronic wound overview
  • General principles of wound cleansing
  • General principles of wound dressings
  • Introduction to the assessment and management of acute wounds
    • General principles
    • Surgical wounds
    • Traumatic wounds and burns
  • Introduction to the assessment and management of chronic wounds
    • General principles
    • Leg ulcers
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Workshop
    • Removal of sutures and steristrips



Prerequisite knowledge

Health Care Support Workers who come into contact with wounds.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.



There is no formal assessment for delegates on this day but the day will be evaluated and comments received with thanks.

Module leaders

  • Tanya

    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.