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TEST – HCA Introduction to Wound Care, Infection Control and Suture Removal – 23-0024


  • 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.



HCA Induction to Wound Care
  • Introduction
  • 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

When: 23 May 2023

Duration: 13:00 to 16:00

Venue: NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Nottingham

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  • Available to:
  • Health Care Assistant
Special Notes:

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

Refreshments will be provided


Alison Parnham

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

Fiona Branton