Welcome to Wound Management CPD in Focus Module.
Please review the brief synopsis of this module.
Click into the course content at the bottom of this page and on completion of a comprehensive review of the module there is the five minute test to complete.
On successful completion of this test you will receive your CPD certificate.
A downloadable pdf of this module is available to print off a file for your records.
After completing this module you should:
• Identify the main stages of the wound healing process
• Identify patients who may experience difficulty with wound healing
• Describe the main categories of wound dresssings
• Link a preferred dressing to a specific type of wound
Dr Terry Maguire, Community Pharmacist.
Written: February 2019
Our skin is our largest organ. Skin protects us from the external environment assuring homeostasis of internal organs and tissues. The skin’s integrity therefore is essential to our individual wellbeing and survival and for this reason we evolved a sophisticated process of wound healing for damaged skin that involves, initially, stopping blood flow followed by a cell granulation process and finally epidermis replacement.
These processes are closely monitored and supported by the immune system ensuring microbes do not enter and dead tissue is disposed of. Wound dressings merely facilitate these natural healing processes by supporting an optimal healing environment.