Event details

This course is designed for HCAs who are new to wound care . The course aims to enable HCAs in general practice to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to perform wound care and remove sutures/staples.

The course consists of one study day followed by a period of supervised practice with a nurse mentor.  A competency assessment package will be provided.

Course content:

  • The role of the HCA in wound care.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin.
  • Wound classification.
  • Holistic wound assessment.
  • Wound healing and infection.
  • Wound management.
  • Dressing choice and application.
  • Removal of sutures and staples

Directions

Traveling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park is in Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

 

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

 

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.