Resources

These NWCSP (and other) resources provide information about wound care for health and care professionals and patients and carers.

NWCSP Looking after your wound – Download

NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb – Download

NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb (Flowchart)Download

NWCSP Preventing and Improving Care of Chronic Lower Limb Wounds: Implementation Case – Download

NWCSP Surgical Wound Recommendations – Download

NWCSP Shared Care for Wounds – Download

Information to help health and care professionals prevent pressure damage and promote healing

Improving Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Care

PURPOSE-T (Pressure Ulcer Risk Primary or Secondary Evaluation Tool) is an evidence-based pressure ulcer risk assessment instrument that was developed using robust research methods – Visit

Watch how to avoid device-related pressure damage – Watch here

This e-learning programme aims to support the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge and skills required to enable appropriate wound care to people in any setting. These sessions are accessible for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above – Visit

The National Wound Care Core Capability framework for England identifies and describes the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver high quality, person-centred, wound care. It is a single, consistent and comprehensive framework, developed by and for an interprofessional audience, only a few of whom usually work within a designated and defined Tissue Viability Service –  Visit

The National Stop the Pressure programme has designed a core curriculum to guide education for nurses and other healthcare professionals on preventing pressure ulcers – Download

Over the last 20 years, in England, there has been significant investment in the collection of PU data. This effort has made an important contribution to raising the profile of PU prevention, but data collection has placed a large burden on health professionals. This has led to the unintended consequence of diverting clinical time away from clinical initiatives that would reduce the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers and improve healing rates for other types of wounds. The National Stop the Pressure Programme is now developing a new national PU data system to replace the National Safety Theromometer, to support quality improvement for people at risk of pressure damage.

Wounds UK Editorial: A brief history of pressure ulcer measurement in England in the last 20 years. You can read the journal in full, here.

Covid Resources

COVID – The newly vulnerable population – Download 

COVID – Pressure ulcer prevention guidance when nursing patients in the prone position – Download

COVID – Skin care when proning – checklist – Download

International Pressure Ulcer Resources

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Pane (EPUAP) aims to provide relief for persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care – Visit

National Pressure lnjury Panel (USA) – Visit

Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) – Visit

NHS Pressure Ulcer Categorisation Poster – Download

NHS Improvement Pressure Ulcer Core Curriculum – Download 

NHS Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guidance – Download

NHS England and NHS Improvement: PU Audit Report – Download

NHS Improvement Pressure Ulcers: revised definition and measurement – Download

The NWCSP has produced a number of resources to support lower limb care below

NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb Wounds – Download

NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb (Flowchart)Download

NWCSP Preventing and Improving Care of Chronic Lower Limb Wounds: Implementation Case

NWCSP Lower Limb Assessment Essential Criteria – Download

NWCSP Assessment for Shared Care – Download

NWCSP Compression Therapy – Download

This e-learning programme aims to support the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge and skills required to enable appropriate wound care to people in any setting. These sessions are accessible for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above – Visit

The National Wound Care Core Capability framework for England identifies and describes the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver high quality, person-centred, wound care. It is a single, consistent and comprehensive framework, developed by and for an interprofessional audience, only a few of whom usually work within a designated and defined Tissue Viability Service –  Visit

This NHS England and Improvement framework outlines the requirements for care in care homes. Information about lower limbs care can be found in Section 5.6 p15 – Download

This NHS England and Improvement commissioning guidance includes guidance on endovenous ablation for venous insufficiency (varicose vein surgery) (p44-47) – Download

NHS Information about Venous Leg Ulcers – Visit

Leg washing and Dressing Changes – View

The Legs Matter website is a reliable source of information for people with wounds on their legs or feet – Visit

Lindsay Leg Clubs aim to provide lower limb and leg ulcer management in a social environment, where members (patients) are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support – Visit

Helping to look after your own wound (or helping someone look after their wound) is likely to improve your quality of life and protect you from infection through reducing contact with others – Download

Watch how to change a wound dressing – View

NWCSP Recommendations for Surgical Wounds (Flowchart)Visit

NWCSP Surgical Wound Recommendations – Download

NWCSP Assessment for Shared Care – Download

This e-learning programme aims to support the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge and skills required to enable appropriate wound care to people in any setting. These sessions are accessible for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above – Visit

The National Wound Care Core Capability framework for England identifies and describes the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver high quality, person-centred, wound care. It is a single, consistent and comprehensive framework, developed by and for an interprofessional audience, only a few of whom usually work within a designated and defined Tissue Viability Service –  Visit

Helping to look after your own wound (or helping someone look after their wound) is likely to improve your quality of life and protect you from infection through reducing contact with others – Download

Watch how to change a wound dressing – Watch Video

NWCSP Functional Overview – Download

NWCSP Digital Imaging Recommendations – Download 

NWCSP Register of Wound Management Digital System Suppliers – Download

NWCSP Wound Care Digital Case Study: Molly’s Story – Download

The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria for health and social care (DTAC) gives staff, patients and citizens confidence that the digital health tools they use meet our clinical safety, data protection, technical security, interoperability and usability standards.

On Friday 26th of March 2021, the AHSN & NHSX held DTAC Deep Dive online learning session and the recording can be found here.

More information about the DTAC standards can be found on the NHSX website here. If you have any further questions for the NHSX, please contact: dnhsx@nhsx.nhs.uk

International Wound Management Digital System Suppliers – Visit

Many UK universities offer post-registration wound care education.

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