Assess your knowledge of dressings and wound care with this online CPD module, taken from our Dermatology CPD course. On successful completion of all 10 questions, you'll be awarded with an accredited 1 Hour CPD Certificate.
1 CPD HOURS
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
CPD approved as part of Dermatology CPD course
Dressings and Wound Care CPD Overview
Wound management is very costly to the health system, especially
because of the protracted course of the disease and the potential for
secondary infections. Although the general annual costs for wound care in the
UK has never been quantified, there is an estimate that the NHS expenses
with advanced wound dressings alone amount to £13 million per year. For
specific wound groups, it has been reported that the costs associated with leg
ulcers range between £300 - £600 million annually, and can reach up to £2.1
billion (or 4% of the annual NHS spend) for pressure ulcer care, with most of
the costs related to nursing.
Chronic wound management
should be optimised through a comprehensive and individual assessment of both
the wound and the patient as a whole. As wound healing is a complex
multifactorial sequence of events, primary and secondary health centres are
supposed to have trained staff for wound assessment, ideally composed by a
multidisciplinary team. Each nurse or clinician participating in the wound
care team should work within his/her scope of practice.
Once you complete the module — and achieve the minimum pass rate of
60% — you'll be awarded with a downloadable 1 hour CPD Certificate,
which you can print or upload to your CPD Portfolio.
Aims & Objectives
This module is composed of 10 assessment questions on dressings and wound
care. On successful completion, you will have an improved
The initial management for patients with chronic wounds
Patients at risk of chronic ulcers in order to implement preventive measures and policies
The most common causes of chronic ulcers
Symptoms and clinical signs of chronic wounds of different causes, particularly venous and/or arterial disease, diabetes mellitus and prolonged immobilisation
General measures and the most appropriate dressing, when needed, according to the wound clinical features
When to refer a patient with a chronic wound to a specialist
Available all year round with 24/7 online access and unlimited resits,
you'll be able to learn around your busy schedule and get to grips with
your CPD modules whenever you'd like - all you need is an internet
Our CPD modules are written and edited by medical experts within their
specialist fields, who have pedigrees in postgraduate education. Questions
are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they remain relevant and
up-to-date with new guidelines.
Boosting Clinical Knowledge
As a healthcare professional, it's important for you to continuously expand
on your clinical knowledge, skills and abilities. Our CPD modules will
help you achieve this by providing you with a full explanation of answers,
further reading, and the option to reflect using our online notes system.