Wound Management and Suturing

The management of open wounds is one of the most common skills required by health care professionals in prehospital care.  When applied appropriately this may remove the need for hospital admission and may be used in for treatment at sporting events through to remote environments.

Course outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess a wound to ascertain its appropriateness for prehospital management
  2. Select the most appropriate wound closure technique
  3. Understand the legal issues related to wound closure
  4. Use a variety of techniques to manage a wound, including:
    1. Simple dressings
    2. Wound closure strips
    3. Tissue glue
    4. Suturing
    5. Staples

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals, including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists

What does the course cover?

  • Clinical decision making in relation to wound closure
  • Referral to other Healthcare Professionals
  • Contraindications to wound closure
  • Wound assessment
  • Wound closure techniques
  • Legal considerations

How will the course be delivered?

This course is delivered as a 1 day, face to face workshop.  You will be part of a small group to enable plenty of hands on time.

How long is the course?

  • Attendance = 1 day

Assessment

Continuous feedback is used throughout the course.

Certification

On completion of the course you will receive an ORMS certificate of “Successful Completion”

Prices

Individual Students

You can book onto an “Open” course delivered at our venue in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Course fees may be found in our online shop

Open courses are subject to minimum numbers. If the course has insufficient numbers then the date may be changed. You will always receive at least 14 days notice if this occurs and will be offered a refund if the date is not convenient for you.

Corporate Package

Corporate pricing is available, we are able to deliver training at your own site (subject to suitability of the venue) or at our site. This enables you to book entire courses, secure dates that are convenient for your organisation and reduce your costs.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about this course, thinking of registering, or are looking to find out if we can tailor a course to your needs, then please feel free to get in touch with us via email, calling +44 (0)1248 603 012 or using any of the details on our Contact page.