Continuing Professional Development: Considering tissue viability in the pre-hospital setting

July 2016

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will look at the subject of tissue viability and will give the paramedic an appreciation of the different elements of wound considerations and the healing process. From this, paramedic practice around assessing wound care may be enhanced.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you should be able to:Understand the different functions of the skin.Recognise the different wound types that paramedics may be presented with.Understand the degree of intent.Assess possible wound care options for patients.

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