Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

Essential Wound Management for Veterinary Nurses recaps knowledge to support decision making, building confidence in Veterinary Nurses to get better results and champion wound management clinics in practice.

The course is designed to empower the RVN to manage cases, make plans for managing the case in the future as well as adapting to change.

Wounds are a continuous part of working in veterinary practice whether they are surgical incisions created by us or accidental wounds that lead to huge deficits of tissue or muscle.

Management comprises of several methods and techniques. Which method or technique will depend on a RVN, and a veterinary surgeon working together to treat and care for the case within the limits of the practice and the client?

Understanding best practice for wound healing and management will allow the RVN to advise the veterinary surgeon as to the best approach to take for their patient.

Wound management varies case by case however the underlying principles remain the same. Knowing how the animals body heals supports decision making to get to the end result faster.

This enables the RVN to manage cases, make plans for managing the case in future as well as adapting to change.

What you will learn!

This Course has 4 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • Wound classification and presentation in practice.

  • The immune system and the inflammatory response.

  • Cells involved with wound healing.

  • What happens when things go wrong?

  • Wound assessments and planning techniques.

  • Skin grafts, skin flaps, and drains.

  • First aid management of wounds.

  • Platelet-rich plasma (Regenerative Therapies).

  • Bandage and dressings assessment.

  • Factors which interfere with wound healing and much more...

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do i get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

About Polly

Instructor Bio:


Polly Keene

I qualified with first class honours from Harper Adams University in Shropshire in 2018. During my time at university, I completed placements in two very busy practices, one hospital and one mixed practice covering small, large and equine patients. During my training I also undertook the veterinary practice administrators’ certificate to provide me with the skills to manage staff, money and administrative work. Once I qualified, I spent time in one of my placement practices before moving on to locuming. In my first practice I worked with 7 students building their knowledge and helping them practice through to qualification. These students fired my passion for teaching and in 2020 I began teaching at a somerset college, delivering lectures to Level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing students. During this time, I studied for my Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. On top of working as a lecturer I also work in small animal practice to stay on top of my skills and keep up to date with nursing. In 2021 I plan on starting my Vets Now emergency and critical care certificate which I plan on using to better my educational skills and build on another interest. Alongside my ECC certificate I am also undertaking my yoga teacher training with the dream of starting up my own business delivering yoga catered to veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons, and other veterinary staff. The pressures of practice have impacted on my mental and physical health, so I intend on helping professionals in their theory as well as self-care. I believe that teaching does not stop after qualification, and I am passionate about making the most of our CPD and our CPD budget! There is a mass of choice and I believe good quality CPD will only better the nurse’s confidence and improve their role and responsibility in veterinary practice. High standards of knowledge and the passion to better themselves is something I think all veterinary nurses want to do, I am to encourage and assist in any way I can!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Essential Wound Management For Veterinary Nurses Introduction

  • 2

    Workbook & Downloadable Content

    • Module 1 Activity, Matching Cards

    • Wound Management Workbook

  • 3

    Module 1: Introduction to Wound Healing

  • 4

    Module 2: Wound Healing Process, Inflammatory Response and The Immune System

  • 5

    Module 3: Wound Management Techniques

    • Module 3 Introduction / Aims & Objectives

    • Unit 1; Wound Assessment / Planning Techniques

    • Unit 2; Categorisation of Surgical Wounds by Contamination

    • Unit 3; Wound Cleaning

    • Unit 4; Advanced Techniques

    • Unit 5; Drains

    • Unit 6; Negative Pressure Wound Managament

    • Unit 7; Regenerative Therapy

    • Module 3 Activities & Task

  • 6

    Module 4

    • Module 4 Introduction

    • Unit 1; Bandages

    • Unit 2; Dressings

    • Unit 3; Bandage and Dressing Assessment

    • Unit 4; Types of Wound Exudate

    • Unit 5; Problems with Healing

    • Module 4 Recap and Activities

    • End Of Course

  • 7

    End of course assessment.

    • Essential Wound Management for Veterinary Nurses Quiz

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