What is it about?

Wound care is a broad term, with many layers to it. There are several questions surrounding its focus and delivery: what does it focus on; what are the specifics of its content; who receives such care and who delivers it; where does one access it; and is it effective? Furthermore, what education is available for clinicians working in wound care, such as the tissue viability nurse (TVN), for their professional development and career progression and how do we improve their teaching skills?

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Why is it important?

During the Covid-19 pandemic many training and education programmes were suspended in the NHS. How education is delivered and received has also changed with on-going issues such as reduced staffing, and release for face to face to face training often impossible. This article looks at the alternatives in virtual education and how we can utilise it through social media. Avenues for tissue viability nurses to gain specialist skills and competence through Higher Educational Institutions has been listed.


Education in wound care is a passion of mine and led me to undertake a PG Certification in Medical Education. In writing this article, it highlights the issues and potential solutions that I know exist in health and social care around wound care education and training. Because of this I am working alongside newly qualified nurses in my honorary contract NHS Trust to develop a wound care preceptorship in community nursing.

Alison Schofield

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This page is a summary of: How do we achieve good education in wound care and tissue viability services?, British Journal of Community Nursing, December 2022, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjcn.2022.27.sup12.s24.
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