Wound Closure Course

This wound closure course is for internal candidates only and suitable for senior nurses, SCPS, junior doctors and medical students covering....


Course Lead:
Tracey Cox - Senior Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioner

West Midlands Surgical Training Centre
Ground Floor, West Wing
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Anatomy and physiology of wound healing

Types of sutures and needles and their uses.

Principles of wound closure

Complications and surgical site infection

wound care and VAC therapy

Practical Session

Knot Tying 

Instrument and sharp handling.

Simple stitch, mattress stitch (vertical, horizontal).

Continuous stitch, subcuticular.

Starting Knot, finishing knot.

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UHCW NHS Trust 29th September 2023

29th September 2023

West Midlands Surgical Training Centre UHCW NHS Trust