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An introduction to the basics of wound care


This is a virtual course.

The course is designed for those with little experience of wound care. It will give an introduction to changing dressings, wound cleansing and application of bandaging and basic dressing types.

Topics covered:

  • Aseptic or clean technique – which is appropriate when?
  • Wound cleansing
  • Basic bandaging
  • Special considerations
  • Basic dressings types
  • Basic wound assessment

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the basic considerations required when changing a dressing
  • To be confident when performing wound care
  • Know when wound cleansing is indicated
  • To be aware of when further support or advice is necessary

A DDRC Wound Care certificate will be provided at the end of the course.

The trainer will be a Registered Nurse and Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, with over ten years of experience with complex wounds.

All trainers have completed a formal tissue viability course at degree level or above.


Instructions for participating in the course:

Upon completion of your registration and receipt of payment, you will be sent a separate email containing a link to join a MS Teams event, along with specific instructions.

Should you have any problems or queries, please contact


The cost of this virtual course is £20.00.


Anyone can attend the course but it is primarily designed for those with little experience of wound care.