These resources support improving the care of surgical wounds.
Health and Care Professionals
Information to help health and care professionals care for people with surgical wounds.
After surgery, most wounds heal normally but sometimes there are problems. Here is some information to help.
Helping to care for your wound can help you and the professionals responsible for your wound care.
● Talk with your health care professional to agree on how you can help care for your wound.
● Know how to contact your healthcare professional if your symptoms get worse, do not improve or if you see signs of other problems such as infection.
NWCSP Surgical Wound Recommendations – Download
NWCSP Recommendations for Surgical Wounds (Flowchart) – Visit
NWCSP Assessment for Shared Care – Download
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
Looking after your surgical wound at home (SSI Network video) – Watch Video
Watch how to change a wound dressing – Watch Video
More information coming soon!
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