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Short Course in Wound Care for Malignant and Palliative Wounds

19 Clinical Points Only R 999.00 (incl VAT)

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Malignant and palliative wounds are chronic cutaneous wounds that are problematic and reluctant to heal. This short course in wound care for malignant and palliative wounds enhances the health care professional’s knowledge in assessing malignant and palliative wounds and select suitable strategies in providing comprehensive management. This information includes the causes and prognosis as well as the psychological impact of malignant wounds. Wound care constantly evolves and needs dynamic care.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between malignant and palliative wounds
  • Differentiate between healable, non-healable and maintenance wounds
  • Discuss the aetiology of malignant wounds
  • Discuss the psychological impact of malignant wounds and the principles of management
  • Describe an evidence-based treatment approach for the management of malignant and palliative wounds incorporating HOPES
  • Explain the use of correct wound care and supporting products for palliative care and malignant wounds.
  • Discuss the educational support
  • Identify specialist services available
  • Participate in active class discussion with practical cases.

Who Should Enroll

The course is developed for and aimed at healthcare workers working in health care facilities and in the community.

Course Design

This is an eLearning course.

Course Content

The following modules are included in this short course:

  1. Terminology
  2. Wound Prognosis & Realistic Outcomes
  3. Aetiology of Malignant wounds
  4. Psychological impact of Malignant wounds
  5. Treatment approach
  6. Wound Dressings and special considerations
  7. Education & Support
  8. Specialist services


Participants are assessed by means of multiple-choice questionnaires at the end of each module. To be successful a pass rate of 70% is required.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for HCP’s for 19 Clinical CEU’s on Level 2.


FPD will award successful participants with a certificate on completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment process.


FPD Nursing Education Unit
Tel: 0878211109
Fax: 086 550 3692
E-mail: nursing@foundation.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za

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