Wounds and Bandaging: A Veterinary Nurse’s Role in the Healing Process
204 Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN
We face wounds each day in our profession; from surgical incisions to injuries presented in an emergency. This course will aim to improve our understanding of wounds: their creation and healing, dressings to apply and bandaging techniques.
We will begin by revisiting the anatomy and physiology of the skin in both canine and feline species, and its particularities. Then we will cover wound pathophysiology, classification, and mechanisms of healing. A case-based approach will help us to review our knowledge of wound management and the use of specific dressings. To conclude, we will perform a practical session on bandaging, with special attention being paid to common bandages for thoracic and pelvic limbs.
Topics to be covered include:
- Anatomy and physiology of canine and feline skin
- Pathophysiology of wounds and wound healing
- Classification of wounds
- Wound management and dressings
- Bandaging – including practical session on bandaging techniques