Wound Care

Wounds can range from a light scratch to deep damage of tissue and muscle and within your role in health and social care, you may come into contact with different types of wounds regularly.

Without correct management, a wound can quickly worsen and deteriorate. This comprehensive Wound Care training will expand your understanding of wound management, assisting you to respond appropriately to support healing and promote wellbeing.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 40 to 50 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • The skin
  • The epidermis
  • The dermis
  • The hypodermis
  • What is a wound?
  • Types of wound
  • Wound colour
  • The stages of healing
  • Moisture & the healing process
  • Primary intention
  • Secondary intention
  • Tertiary intention
  • Factors affecting healing
  • Ageing & the healing process
  • Complications to healing
  • Wounds & bacteria
  • Infection
  • Swabs
  • Cleaning a wound
  • Benefits of dressings
  • Types of dressings
  • Wounds & bathing
  • Hydration, nutrition & sleep
  • Pain
  • Wound assessment
  • Measuring a wound
  • Professional wound care practices