20 of our modules are RCN accredited and can form part of the mandatory 35 hours of continuing professional development required over a 3-year period for the revalidation of The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.
The modules bearing the RCN logo have been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 31st December 2018. Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product.Find out more
All patients are prone to developing wounds and so it is essential that healthcare professionals have a clear knowledge of the theory behind the healing process, as well as an understanding of the different management options when this process is interrupted. The modules on different wound types give clear instruction as to their assessment and management, and help to develop the skills and knowledge needed in day-to-day clinical practice. Specific treatment options are also explored to give greater insight into how intelligent wound dressings can improve patient care.
Chronic oedema and lymphoedema are debilitating conditions, which, if not recognized and treated properly, will steadily worsen, leading to significant discomfort and reduced quality of life. It is vital that healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of how the underlying lymphatic and venous systems function, and the conditions/ circumstances that may cause damage. These modules also detail the assessment process to follow in order to identify clinical signs and symptoms of deterioration, and how effective management can lessen the negative impact that chronic oedema and lymphoedema have on patient quality of life, both physically and psychosocially.
These modules on the different compression systems available will help you to choose the most appropriate treatment regimen for your patients and promote concordance. Further modules on the theory of compression will follow shortly.
Identifying at risk patients and recognising wound infection. Infection management, including antimicrobial agents available.View module
The structure and mode of action of an antimicrobial dressing that incorporates HydroBalance technology.View module
Exudate management with superabsorbent dressings. Vliwasorb, its structure, mode of action, indications and contraindications.View module
When these systems aren’t able to maintain fluid balance in the blood and tissues, oedema may result.View module
If untreated swelling from fluid accumulation can develop into a lifelong incurable condition.View module
A chronic condition, clinicians should understand its prevalence, causes and how it is identified.View module
Awareness & knowledge is vital to successfully manage chronic oedema & lymphoedema.View module
The assessment and management of minor traumatic wounds, such as skin tears and minor burns.View module
The causes, assessment and management of diabetic foot ulceration.View module
Methods of wound closure, assessment and management of surgical wounds.View module
The identification, assessment and management of hard-to-heal wounds.View module
Explore the different types of bandages & hosiery available for delivering compression, their properties & how they work.View module
A cohesive short-stretch (inelastic) bandage for the management of venous leg ulceration, chronic oedema & lymphoedema in arms or legs.View module
Actico2C two component leg ulcer kit can be used for the management of venous leg ulceration, without or with mild uncomplicated oedema.View module
Available off the shelf and made to measure, ActiLymph provides a variety of options for long-term management of chronic oedema and lymphoedema.View module
For the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcers and associated skin changes of the lower limb.View module
The function and structure of skin, and the different stages of wound healing.View module
Holistic assessment and principles of wound managementView module
An overview of the different dressing types available, how they work and their role in wound management.View module
A guide to the prevention, identification and management of pressure ulcers and moisture lesions.View module
Identify skin changes in the lower limb caused by venous or lymphatic disease and prevent progression using compression therapy.View module
Skin tears are a common acute injury most frequently sustained by patients with fragile skin. They can quickly become chronic wounds if managed inappropriately.View module
Cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin and underlying soft tissue that is frequently misdiagnosed and results in unnecessary admissions.View module
Used to detect the flow of blood in the arteries it can be used for vascular assessment or to screen for arterial disease in people with leg ulcers.View module
Hyperkeratosis is a skin condition that causes dry, cracked and itchy skin.View module
Two-layer hosiery kits: an effective alternative to compression bandaging for venous leg ulceration.View module
What biofilms are, how they form, their role in wound chronicity, and how to deliver biofilm-based wound care.View module