Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Course objectives:

The implementation of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for both surgical and chronic wounds are widely available in healthcare institutions as well as home care setting. It helps in promoting wound healing through contraction and thus reduce length of hospital stay.

  • Outline the purpose of NPWT
  • Identify the cautions of using NPWT
  • Outline the features and functions of the device
  • Demonstrate the technique of correct application of NPWT

Course Content:

  • Understand correct wound assessment
  • Identify types of wounds requiring NPWT
  • Understand the application of NPWT on wound healing
  • Identify the cautions of using NPWT
  • Identify the key features of NPWT devices
  • Apply knowledge on troubleshooting for NPWT Demo & Hands on Skills Practice
  • Application of NPWT

Who Should Attend:

Registered Nurses, Doctors

Competency Mapping (CCSSF):

  • Perform Wound Care
  • Assess Wound Progress

For Enquiry, please contact us at: slcwcadmin@stluke.org.sg (6895 2782)