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HCA Introduction to Wound Care, Infection Control and Suture Removal


  • To describe the skin structure and consider how wounds heal normally
  • Recognise the principles of suture and staple removal for surgical wounds
  • Discuss different types of wounds
  • Recognise factors likely to affect wound healing
  • Consider cleansing and dressing wounds using the principles of ANTT.
  • Recognise clinical signs of wound infection
  • Identify appropriate dressing options for wounds


This course will cover the basics for HCAs. You should have been in post for a couple of months and seen wounds in practice before starting this course.



Session time: 13:30-16:30

    When: 13 Jul 2021

    Duration: Half Day

    Venue: NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Nottingham

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    • Available to:
    • Health Care Assistant
    Special Notes:

    Masks and gloves must be worn for this session.

    All delegates will be asked to bring along a copy of their wound formulary and a clip remover please.

    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.