Fundamentals of wound assessment and management

Our educational sessions promote the best practices in skin health and wound healing.


It has been estimated that the cost of managing wounds and associated co morbidities in the NHS, is £5.3 billion a year. Approximately 2.2 million adults will suffer with a wound over a year, and largely it is nurses who care for these wounds.

Wound assessment is a vital process to help ensure patients are receiving the most appropriate management plan for them. Understanding the stages of the normal wound healing process will arm health and social care practitioners with the confidence to recognise when something is not right. This session will provide the delegates with the fundamental knowledge to undertake a wound assessment, formulate a management plan and have a working knowledge of the most common dressing types used in clinical practice.

Who’s the Fundamentals of wound assessment & management suitable for?

The Fundamentals of wound assessment and management is aimed at any clinician that wants to update or build their knowledge. It is aimed at both registered and non-registered nurses working in all settings including the hospital, community, care agency or care home.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, delegates will be able to;

  • Understand the normal wound healing process
  • Have a better understanding of wound bed preparation
  • Be able to carry out a wound assessment using a recognised assessment tool
  • Understand the signs of symptoms of wound infection
  • Be able to recognise common dressings and gain knowledge on when to use them appropriately

Virtual exhibition

There will be an interactive virtual exhibition of wound care products and preventative aids from our industry partners.

Our Trustees look forward to welcoming you all virtually to the classroom.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Jeannie Donnelly PhD., Dip. Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, B.Sc. (Hon’s) Health Studies incorporating the RCN Nurse Practitioner ProfessioLead Nurse Tissue Viability, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queens University Belfast

Jeannie Donnelly

Lead Nurse Tissue Viability & Honorary Senior Lecturer

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust & School of Nursing, Queens University Belfast

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Kate Williams, Trustee of the SoVT and Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield and Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

Kate Williams

Senior Lecturer - Tissue Viability and Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse

University of Huddersfield and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust

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Gill Sykes Society of Tissue Viability Trustee

Gill Sykes

Advanced Podiatrist

Harrogate and District NHS Trust

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