Wound Care Education for Healthcare Providers | Smith & Nephew

This is a collection of wound care video courses* is designed to accommodate the preferences and needs of healthcare professionals by allowing physicians and non-physician clinicians to learn at their own pace and in their own time.

This collection of videos is designed to provide physicians and non-physician clinicians a general understanding and awareness of different wound types, treatments and care methods.

*These are non-accredited course videos.

  • Overview of Wound Types - Acute vs Chronic [Part 1]

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    This video explains acute wounds and chronic wounds, how to classify a wound, and how to asses a wound based on it's depth and thickness.

  • Overview of Wound Types - Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Venous Leg Ulcers...

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    THis video explains diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. It gives an overview as to how each one can appear, what they look like, and the different types.

  • Overview of Wound Types - Arterial Ulcers and Burns [Part 3]

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    This video gives an overview to venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers and burns, describing how they are classified, where they are most common and discussing wound depth.

  • Overview of Wound Types - Pressure Ulcers and Stages [Part 4]

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    This video gives an overview to pressure injuries and pressure ulcers, how they begin, the different stages, as well as deep tissue injuries and unstageable pressure ulcers that have gone beyond healing.

  • Wound Bed Preparation for the Healing of Chronic Wounds [Part 1]

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    This video describes how to prepare a wound bed for a chronic wound, factors influencing the healing of a wound, what to do if the wound is not healing (patient factors), and advanced therapy methods to increase the likelihood of healing the wound.

  • Wound Bed Preparation - Part 2

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    This video discusses the healing process of wounds, acute wounds, and introduces the wound healing process for chronic wounds. It also discusses ways to promote healing, including surgical intervention (debridement) and dressing selection.

  • Clinical Considerations - Chronic Wounds [Part 1]

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  • Clinical Considerations - Wound Bed Preparation [Part 2]

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    This video discusses how to prepare a wound bed for healing (wound bed preparation). It discusses things to consider, how to prepare, patient education and how to develop a treatment plan.

  • Clinical Considerations - Wound Debridement [Part 3]

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    This video introduces wound debridement, tips for optimal wound debridement, advantages and disadvantages of each debridement method, and summaries clinical considerations for chronic wound debridement.

  • Effective Wound Debridement - Chronic Wounds [Part 1]

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    This video discusses the clinical difference between acute and chronic wounds, and gives an overview of chronic wounds and their most common forms.

  • Effective Wound Debridement - Selecting a Debridement Method [Part 2]

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  • Effective Wound Debridement - Types of Debridement [Part 3]

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    This video reviews the the pros and cons of debridement, as well as the different debridement methods and their differences.

  • Effective Wound Debridement - Healing [Part 4]

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    This video discusses the healthy healing of a chronic wounds and correctly performing wound bed preparation. It covers how important debridement is to the healthy healing of chronic or non chronic wounds, and how important graulation is in the wound healing process.

  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention [Part 1]

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  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention - Characteristics and Stages [Part 2]

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  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention - Preventative Measures and Post-Op Care...

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    This video discusses the key factors in preventing pressure ulcers including positioning, skin care, nutrition, patient education and the cornerstones to wound care success for all care givers, including the patient's home carers.

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers and their Management [Part 1]

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    This video introduces diabetic foot ulcers and what diabetes is. This is an overview video that is part of a three part series on diabetic foot ulcers and their management.

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers and their Management [Part 2]

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    This video discusses the process by which diabetics may develop diabetic foot ulcers and how to spot early signs of foot ulcers, as well as steps for preventing foot ulcers.

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers and their Management [Part 3]

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    This video discusses how to treat and prevent diabetic foot ulcers from a healthcare professional point of view. It also discusses patient education to improve foot care and management. This is the third part of a three part series.

  • Venous Ulcers - Introduction and CVI [Part 1]

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    This video introduces venous ulcers and discusses venous blood flow, articular blood flow, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and the different manifestations of CVI.

  • Venous Ulcers - Characteristics and Diagnosis [Part 2]

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    This video discusses the characteristics of venous leg ulcers and the most common symptoms, side effects and how to diagnose venous leg ulcers. To diagnose leg ulcers, the healthcare professional should look at the patient's symptom history, do a physical exam and know the difference between different ulcers types and the care needed for each one.

  • Venous Ulcers - Treatment and Patient Education [Part 3]

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    This video discusses how to treat venous leg ulcers with traditional therapies and alternative therapies when the wound is not responding. The video also describes the many factors contributing towards the healing or non-healing of the venous ulcers and how to maintain them in the long term. Patient education is crucial to the treatment and healing of venous leg ulcers