The Course in Wound Closure is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for Nurses, General Practitioners and relevant Allied Healthcare Workers to safely assess the need for, and to perform, wound closure in a variety of settings.
Course in Wound Closure (10762NAT)
During the two-day workshop, topics and activities will include: wound assessment, identifying and managing different types of wounds, using local anesthetic, closure methods and selection of appropriate materials, simulated wound closure, simulated assessment tasks, documentation and follow up and referral.
Types of suturing will include: single interrupted, vertical mattress, skin flap closure, subcuticular deep, and superficial closure including closing biopsy and excision sites.
Course delivery and assessment for the Course in Wound Closure includes a two-day face-to-face workshop, in-class activities assessed by facilitator, a mandatory observed workplace activity and an online assessment completed via BenchmarqueIQ.
To achieve competency in this course, students must demonstrate competency through realistic skills simulations and competently complete a theory assessment covering essential knowledge and skills.
There is no pre-reading and all course materials are supplied. The online assessment activities are not started until after attendance at the two-day workshop. For further information, or to register, please click here.