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HCA Introduction to Wound Care, Infection Control and Suture Removal


This full day course for HCAs replaces the half day HCA Introduction plus Wound Care parts 2 and 3. If HCAs originally went on the half day course they can still attend parts 2 and 3.



  • 09:30 Introduction
  • 09:45 Describe the layers of the skin and be aware of skin functions.
  • 10:15 Identify the stages of normal wound healing.
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Discuss the clinical presentation of acute wounds (surgical wounds; moisture lesions; skin tears; blisters; burns)
  • 11:30 Recognise the principles of suture and staple removal within the principles of ANTT and participate in a practical workshop
  • 12:15 Acknowledge factors likely to affect wound healing
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Discuss the clinical presentation of chronic wounds (diabetic, arterial and venous leg ulcers)
  • 14:15 Identify the signs of infection, and key management strategies for managing infections.
  • 14:45 Cleanse and dress wounds using the principles of ANTT.
  • 15:30 Identify appropriate dressing options for acute and chronic wounds (including bandage application) and participate in a practical workshop.
  • 16:30 Evaluation and close

When: 15 Dec 2020

Duration: 1 Day 09:30-16:30

Venue: Rosemary Street Health Centre, Rosemary Street, Mansfield

  • Restrictions:
  • 3VHealthcare Ltd – Chapel Health Centre
  • A W Surgeries
  • Available to:
  • Health Care Assistant
Special Notes:

This course is FREE to HCAs who work in Nottinghamshire CCG practices (excluding Bassetlaw). HCAs from other areas are charged £120.
If you cancel a free space late, or do not attend, your practice will be charged £40 cancellation fee.

Lunch & refreshments will be provided


Fiona Branton

Alison Parnham

Alison Parnham, RGN. BSc (Hons) in Tissue Viability and Specialist Nursing Practice, Practitioner Health Lecturer University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences.