Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Health Education England
  • National Wound Care Strategy Programme

About the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme

This elearning programme aims to support the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge and skills required to enable appropriate wound care to people in any setting.

Focused on the main principles of wound care, sessions include:

  • Essentials of skin care
  • Essentials of wound assessment
  • Essentials of leg ulceration

These sessions are accessible for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above. Learners will develop an understanding of skin anatomy and function, skin assessment, different types of wounds, wound assessment, causes of leg ulceration, types of leg ulceration and their management.

The interactive modules include activities and short films to engage the learner, with each taking 30-45 minutes to complete. Certificates are available on completion of each session.

More information

These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

For more information on the National Wound Care Strategy Programme, please visit: https://www.ahsnnetwork.com/about-academic-health-science-networks/national-programmes-priorities/national-wound-care-strategy-programme.

Meet the team

  • Samantha Holloway

    Samantha Holloway

    Reader / Programme Director; Cardiff University.
  • Madeleine Flanagan

    Madeleine Flanagan

    Principal Lecturer, Programme Lead MSc Clinical Dermatology / Skin Integrity, University of Hertfordshire
  • Brenda King

    Brenda King (MBE)

    Nurse Consultant
  • Kathryn Vowden BEM

    Kathryn Vowden BEM

    Nurse Consultant and Lecturer, University of Bradford
  • Danielle Fullwood

    Danielle Fullwood

    Senior Nurse; Professional Development; Health Education England
  • Patricia Howe

    Patricia Howe

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rob Taylor

    Rob Taylor

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Jo Bloom

    Jo Bloom

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

Available to all

The Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My elearning section.

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To view the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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