Wound Dressings

1h 55m of CPD
Sue Templeton
01 Jul 2018

This Course provides a comprehensive overview of wound dressings, including what to consider before selecting a dressing, the properties and functions of common wound dressings, and examples of types of wound dressings that you can use in your workplace. This Course will provide a broad overview of the most commonly used types of wound dressings available and will not explore all products available.


State the functions and limitations of wound dressings


Identify the main classes and functions of wound dressings


State the purposes and properties of common wound dressings


Explain the components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen


Sue Templeton

Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education, and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies, and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active in a number of state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the lives of people with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.


Jane Phillips14 Oct 2018
Interesting and informative format with engaging educator. Highly recommend.

Bev Brown13 Oct 2018
Very easy to listen to and good information.

Kerry Worthington 13 Oct 2018
Really interesting. I gained a better understanding of the type and function of wound dressings and will be more confident in my clinical decisions.

dinia hipolito11 Oct 2018
Excellent presentation

Penelope Anne Wride09 Oct 2018
Brilliant presentation.....I learnt SO much! Thank you

Linda Williscroft09 Oct 2018
This is well worth watching especially for anyone who has anything at all to do with wounds.

Kalo Liga08 Oct 2018
Very enjoyable and effective

Mirriam Mzileni07 Oct 2018

Melissa Kay07 Oct 2018
Fantastic video learning tool.

Felix Adegaye22 Sep 2018
well delivered

Marian Galpin17 Sep 2018
Highly informative and educational, great resource.

Stephanie Hancock08 Sep 2018
A very useful presentation.

Susan Langham04 Sep 2018
Informative, engaging

Sara Castelijn03 Sep 2018
Very clear and thorough. Love all the examples and case studies!

Vidya Vikram30 Aug 2018
It was realy interesting

Caleb Fellowes27 Aug 2018
A comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand lecture that is full of high-yield information! An excellent summary of key dressing types!

Ashley Manney18 Aug 2018
These wound care courses are so very valuable. This has really helped to change my practice. Thank you so much!

Marlo Verano16 Aug 2018
great lecture indeed!

Mary Ann Samson13 Aug 2018
I recommend this topic and the speaker to my collegues as it is very in-depth in describing wounds and describing appropriate dressings to be used in proper wound management. The speaker is clear and specific.

Glaiza Lou Paler11 Aug 2018
This topic is relevant especially in aged care.

Sally Carson07 Aug 2018

Maria Nothling02 Aug 2018
very good

Candace Pederson30 Jul 2018
Very informative

Adrienne Farrell28 Jul 2018
Very good

gabrielle Grant18 Jul 2018
Very good

Melinda Fitzpatrick12 Jul 2018
Gained more knowledge on wound care and type of dressing classification. Very informative indeed.

Maree Smith11 Jul 2018
Very informative session. The visuals really helped to consolidate the theory

Tanya Volzke11 Jul 2018
Well presented

shea Hine10 Jul 2018
So much helpful information - and very well structured and presented. Thank you!

Lei Zhang09 Jul 2018
Excellent presentation

Divina Evangelista08 Jul 2018
The educator was knowledgeable and engaging. I would recommend this education to other health professionals.

Nadime Roumieh08 Jul 2018
Excellent resource

Vicky Lowe06 Jul 2018
Fabulous, concise and informative. Makes logical sense.

Jo-Anne Gardner04 Jul 2018
Excellent presentation..

Carmela White02 Jul 2018
Very clear and easy to understand and follow.

Elizabeth Jane Abbott02 Jul 2018
Very good lecture. All CCC and team leaders at my work place should undertake this lecture.

Jennene Doyle19 Jun 2018
Great presentation, easy to follow, relevant, practical.

joshua bold11 Jun 2018

Soumyamol Binesh08 Jun 2018

Pamela Boyd08 Jun 2018
Well done!!

Terry woods04 Jun 2018
Good review of wound dressings

Naomi Fraser04 Jun 2018
good indepth resource

Jacinta Egoroff02 Jun 2018
Very informative and essential to know in my area of nursing.

Harriet Travers02 Jun 2018
Excellent learning. Very engaging and interesting. Easy to understand and no problems with stopping and picking it back up when time allowed.

Samantha Hinton01 Jun 2018
great presentation I learnt alot

Garima Acharya31 May 2018

Morgan Johnson31 May 2018
Really good information shared for a quick overview of wound care

Nicole Lynch31 May 2018
excellent wound care information.

Angelenne Peon31 May 2018
Very insightful and educational!

Jennifer Lynch31 May 2018
Very informative,

Kristie-Lee Perrott31 May 2018
engaging and new knowledge

Melissa Borowski31 May 2018
Very impressive. Excellent resource

Mark James30 May 2018
Excellent presentation

Narelle Odwyer30 May 2018
great resource.

Antony Ngari30 May 2018
The presentation is so concise and easy to follow.

Christian Mendoza30 May 2018
Very educating video on wound management and dressings.

Maria-Lisa Andonela Cravo30 May 2018
Very good tutorial.

Lucy Lewis30 May 2018
Very informative

Phillipa OBrien30 May 2018
I have greatly appreciated this in service, it has reinforced previous knowledge and refreshed & improved my practice

Fiona Le Cren30 May 2018
Excellent presentation. I have learnt alot in regards to dressings for certain wounds

Michael Kendall30 May 2018

Lauretta Rayner30 May 2018
Helpful and informative!

Mary McGuinness30 May 2018
This is a very good presentation, very clear and concise. I listened to it all, which is a bit unusual for me.

samara biggs 30 May 2018
Very informative.

Very good update on wound care and the new types of dressings available. Good review of the available resources out there.

Valerie Courreges29 May 2018
Engaging, non threatening and detailed

Bronwyn chappel29 May 2018
the educator was very clearly spoken

Eden Kersten29 May 2018
As a new graduate nurse this course was informative and helped me fill the gap in my knowledge.

Annette richards29 May 2018
Very educational and insightful. Well worth completing.

Claire Jacobs29 May 2018
This education was very helpful for me.

Avelina Go Chow29 May 2018
Very educational and informative session to all nurses

Deborah Marmo29 May 2018
I learnt a lot from this session on Wound Dressings

Zyza Maribao28 May 2018
Very informative with evidence based practice.

Polly Wilson28 May 2018
I enjoy this educator and all she provides in the way of nursing education

Ann-Maree Stutz28 May 2018
This was a very well constructed in-service with a lecturer who had a wide knowledge base.

Karen Crossie28 May 2018
Great presentation

Michelle Lipman28 May 2018

Michelle Lipman28 May 2018

Emily Hathaway27 May 2018
I found this VLA to be truly beneficial to my learning, a must for those who wish to go over the ins and outs of wound dressings and the applicable sites they belong.

Elizabeth Mills27 May 2018
Very informative

Caitlin Broome27 May 2018
Fantastic course!

Natalie Jane Wilson27 May 2018
This was a great presentation and the educator was engaging, thorough, knowledgable and excellent in convey this knowledge.

Daisy Westmore26 May 2018
Excellent lecture.

Tess Mullane 26 May 2018
Great insite to understanding which dressings are suited to which wound

Katherine Hepworth26 May 2018
Really helpful

Amelia Hugo26 May 2018
Way too graphic but still informative.

blessy joson26 May 2018

Georgia Jones25 May 2018
Very informative

Lynne Berridge25 May 2018
useful information

Bec Ozols25 May 2018
Great course, presented in a clear and concise approach.

Adriana Monteverde Estaba25 May 2018
Very complete learning activity

Jacelyn Partridge25 May 2018
Really good course! Loved it!

Joseph Espejo25 May 2018
the speaker is knowledgeable in the area of wound dressing. excellent!

Babaldeep Singh24 May 2018
Informative, Simple

Lynda Ann Stanmore24 May 2018

Krishna paudel24 May 2018
good activity,

Jane Sharp24 May 2018
Great presentation. Interesting and easy to follow.

Ruth Curtis24 May 2018
Good knowledge base for those doing any sort of wound care.

Phoebe tsourdalakis24 May 2018
great knowledge. Easy to understand.

Elizabeth Anne Blucher24 May 2018
This session was presented without fuss, easy to follow and extremely informative. Such a shame so many will not see the video. However, I will be encouraging the other nurses at the Practice to take a look.

Sibongile Nyathi23 May 2018
This is a good resource. Material was well presented and easy to understand.

Baek Eunyoung23 May 2018
Great lecture !!! Perfectly help me understanding wound management.

Carina gates23 May 2018
Very informative

Sabbiah jang23 May 2018
This course was very helpful

Geetha Rani Ammini23 May 2018

Nicole Ferreira23 May 2018
I found this course interesting and informative

Ramona Pradhanang23 May 2018
Very informative and well presented

Tupou Makasini23 May 2018

Abbygail vikki-may nicholls23 May 2018
Great, gave good insight and in-depth conversation about different dressings

rosemary britt6223 May 2018
Excellent VLA

john glendenning23 May 2018
Great presentation, very happy indeed

Katrinna Brooks23 May 2018
Highly recommended. Great content and refresher for all nursing staff involved in wound care.

Ana Liza Sabater Tolinero23 May 2018
Very informative.

lizhen lin23 May 2018
Great presentation

Dayou Xie23 May 2018
Very engaging.

Adele Mackie23 May 2018
Choosing a Wound Dressing : Very well presented with great resources. Easy understanding the Function and Limitation of wound dressings in which helps to choose a wound dressing.

Marion Kenny22 May 2018
A fantastic refresher on the objectives and basic fundamentals of wound management.

Kristy Butler22 May 2018
Good information

Leanne Whyte22 May 2018
A good basic review to enhance my understanding.

Jacqueline stewart22 May 2018
An excellent basic wound dressing lecture

Carole kathleen Brown22 May 2018
Well worthwhile completing this course.

Lauren DeVizio22 May 2018
Lots of knowledge

Gillian Carne21 May 2018
Thorough and informative

Efstathia Stanitsas21 May 2018
Great Lecture

Wendy Noye20 May 2018
Brilliant, all those different dressings now make sense

Kulbir kaur20 May 2018
Very educative

Elizabeth Uhlmann20 May 2018
Really good information that I can use in my medical ward as we have quite a lot of chronic wounds.

Beda Nidhi Khatiwada20 May 2018
Interesting to know how different dressings have different functionality.

Aya Matsumoto20 May 2018
Very easy to follow and understand the contents. Strongly recommended to any nurse.

Altaf Sonia18 May 2018
great course! effective learning!

Sukhvinder Singh Birdi18 May 2018
very good.

Pratiksha Regmi17 May 2018
excellent educator and extensive information and resources useful for type of dressing

janine chester17 May 2018
Very informative session

Sheila Dos Santos17 May 2018
I enjoyed this course and was able to understand and recap on my knowledge of Wound Management/Dressings.

Nichole Dutschke17 May 2018
Excellent and practical lecture

Raylene Ogilvy16 May 2018
Excellent. I need to watch the video again as there was so much information, I am sure I’ll remember much more on the second viewing.

Joanne Holloway16 May 2018
This learning tool was a much needed tool for my practice as i have a lot of complex wounds to deal with in my nursing specialty.

Sharon Clear16 May 2018
Really enjoyed this lecture. I liked the way the wound dressings were organised into the different categories and the pictures of the case study with the pressure ulcer and the stages of improvement were very good.


Kerrianne McGahey16 May 2018
Interesting and well paced.

Kristy Nivison15 May 2018
Great course, highly recommend.

Amrita Banstola15 May 2018
Very good explaination

Mays Windisch14 May 2018

caragh pugh14 May 2018
very interesting

Ma Eloise Ethel Fuentes Quicho13 May 2018
I hava gained further knowledge and skills for the proper management of wound dressing through this course and It boost my self confidence in providing wound dressing to my patient.

Janette Elliott13 May 2018
excellent presentation

Tong Li12 May 2018

Werner Cossid11 May 2018
very good

Maribel Parnis11 May 2018
very relevant to my practice at work in the community.

Mi Park11 May 2018
very useful. thank you.

Wendy Boehringer11 May 2018
useful course

Sharon Whittaker09 May 2018
very informative.

Nicole Gregory09 May 2018
This is a simple and easy to understand resource for all health professionals. It is good for beginning practitioners to simplify the concepts and process of wound management. It is fantastic for existing practitioners to refresh their knowledge in this ever changing area of nursing.

Ellie Alizadeh09 May 2018
Very thorough presentation and very clear slides

Daria Bayawa08 May 2018
I usually struggle with, and lack confidence with regards to choosing the proper dressing to use in a specific wound, especially the more complex ones. This learning, especially with the actual images shown, has greatly helped fill in that knowledge and confidence gap.

wendy maggay08 May 2018
informative and engaging.

Lin Jiang08 May 2018

Danielle Fitzgibbon06 May 2018
Really have enjoyed her lectures

JuliE Mckay06 May 2018
This lady really knows her wound management

Sharon Khan06 May 2018
The educator was engaging and highly recommended to other health professionals

Lisa Lising Reyes06 May 2018
Excellent learning course

Reena Raju05 May 2018
it was a very informative and usefullcourse

Princess Grace Alvarado03 May 2018
Very beneficial to increase or reinforce one's knowledge about wound management!

catherine woods02 May 2018

Aureel Almeida02 May 2018
Excellent video learning activity for Endorsed Enrolled Nurses

Gurnam Singh Saini02 May 2018

Susan Lynch01 May 2018
Great set of clear, concise and informative videos.

Nida Deligero Lagunay30 Apr 2018
Very useful learning material.

Liz Flack30 Apr 2018
I fully enjoyed this course, it updated my knowledge basis

Kelly Turner29 Apr 2018
Very helpful and educational.

Tracy Kiddle28 Apr 2018
The educator was very engaging and it was easy to follow and keep up with what she was saying.

Louise Morosi28 Apr 2018
An excellent resource for wound care products!!

Swapna Mary Raju27 Apr 2018
This lecture was very helpful and clearly demonstrated. Very helpful for all nurses.

Richelle Bond27 Apr 2018
This was very informative and easy to understand.

Almaz Gebremeskel27 Apr 2018
Excellent educatore

Diana Maritza Montoya Mateus27 Apr 2018
Thank you, thank you. You have given me so much light. For recently graduated RNs wound care it is like a puzzle but these lectures are short clear and concise.

Heather Jensen27 Apr 2018
I enjoyed the series, there are so many products out there that it can be confusing This has helped clarify this for me

Ranilo Martinez27 Apr 2018
The education is useful and I encourage every RN to have time to watch the video.

Joshua Lees26 Apr 2018
This resource was highly engaging. The presenter was clear, concise, and was able to provide real world examples that would be useful for improving anyone's practice.

Mandeep kaur26 Apr 2018
Very useful information

Karen Innes26 Apr 2018
excellent presentation- very informative, good structure and pace. Useful for any nurse

Judith Biggin26 Apr 2018
A very informative session

pauline Sheppard26 Apr 2018
I found the educator presented the information in an interesting way, and I appreciated the quizzes throughout which served to reinforce learning

Roland Patrick Tan26 Apr 2018

Deborah Richmond25 Apr 2018
Engaging & informative.

Elyssa Wedd25 Apr 2018
Very informative video learning activity and it was certainly worth watching, to achieve more of an insight into wound care/dressings

Sue Steckyj25 Apr 2018
The educator was very informative and imparted current knowledge .

Judith Trevena24 Apr 2018
I felt this online training was appropriate for my learning and the educator explained the topic well. I suggest it should be recommended in all facilities to attend this training.

Robyn Poga24 Apr 2018
I was overwhelmed with the amount of relevant information. Exceptional delivery, Very helpful

Ma. Christina Cate24 Apr 2018

Athena Colanis24 Apr 2018
Very informative and educational.

Dawn Shannon24 Apr 2018
Very informative.

Rijo George24 Apr 2018
The topic was very informative.

Kathryn Howitt24 Apr 2018
Very informative and useful

anna chakaipa23 Apr 2018
Very well educative

Joungsim BAE23 Apr 2018
good information with questions to check on.

Zhimin Zhang23 Apr 2018
It is highly recommended for nurses providing wound care.

Rebecca Farley23 Apr 2018
Easy to understand

Alysha Hack22 Apr 2018
Such a great lesson for pratical tips and info regarding wound dressings and regimes

Tracy stratton22 Apr 2018
Very informative.

Hind Katrib21 Apr 2018
presented well

Grace Lenore-Marie Ford20 Apr 2018
very informative

Lynette Bradley19 Apr 2018
Very informative and presented in a logical method.

Jessica Tait19 Apr 2018
Very informative, great use of case studies

cathleen Farewell18 Apr 2018
very good for updating and reinforcing wound management

Gemma Dale18 Apr 2018
very detailed

Peter Michael Osbucan Olat17 Apr 2018
Very informative

Fiona williams15 Apr 2018
very informative

Brooke Hutchinson15 Apr 2018
Well presented. Great informative resource for junior nurses like myself.

Simon Elmaleh15 Apr 2018
Well presented, easily retained and thoroughly enjoyed this

cheuk yi fung13 Apr 2018

Nancy Gomes13 Apr 2018

Cheryl Carpenter10 Apr 2018
This was a great online course, excellent material and a great refresher as well as new procedures

Judy Berry10 Apr 2018
An excellent presentation. Really enjoying reinforcing current knowledge and pushing that up a notch by learning some very important information in this. Thank you.

Amanpreet Kaur10 Apr 2018
Great knowledge

Richelle Ann Briones09 Apr 2018
great learning experience!

Cindy Barkhuizen08 Apr 2018

Adam Whitemore06 Apr 2018
Outstanding education on wound assessment and product choice. Very interesting and well presented

Kim Dunning06 Apr 2018
Very informative VLA on most appropriate dressing choices for different types of wounds.

Wilhelmina Tenkate30 Mar 2018
Informative and easy to understand. Well presented thank you.

The resource was practical, easy to follow and understand.

Lyndsay Sutherland25 Mar 2018
Very interesting!

Kim cook22 Mar 2018
very informative and worthwhile simple explanations and examples.

Trisha Eisenhuth21 Mar 2018
Great resource. Well delivered session.

Camilla Maree Govan21 Mar 2018
Fantastic general overview of current dressings & their indications for use.

suzanne roslyn mason19 Mar 2018
it was very intteresting

Anne Jordan13 Mar 2018
Educator engaging.

siobhan perkins12 Mar 2018
Fantastic course.

Andrea Ireland12 Mar 2018
Good VLA

Sajana Manandhar02 Mar 2018
very knowledgable

Karleigh Jean Lee02 Mar 2018
very good

Cherie Martin25 Feb 2018
once again a highly resourceful and easily to understand the material and gives further confidence and nursing out comes of wounds and their management of.

Limor Weingarten23 Feb 2018
I love the actual demonstration of using the dressing

Jessica Khan20 Feb 2018

Renalyn Sotero19 Feb 2018
This resource is very informative and engaging but i got lost a bit in the earlier part of the video. There are too much information that i cant understand. in the case study, the lecturer was talking about the type and subtype of dressing that the wound need but i guess i was waiting for her to say an example of the dressing or how she is going to dress it, like mention the dressing that she would specifically use. It is probably just me, anyway, i found the information on the later videos. Over all this is a good resource.

Kayla Smith14 Feb 2018

Yvonne May Craig14 Feb 2018
By being able to see the wounds and the healing process it enabled me to compare wounds and understand the process of healing and dressing usage.

Eva Bodnar11 Feb 2018
Exelent video learning training, recommend for everyone,

Mary Helen Olsen10 Feb 2018
I would recommend this education session to all RNs who perform wound assessment & management

felicity Goswell07 Feb 2018
Excellent lecture. I found this very helpful.

Nadia shaw05 Feb 2018
In found this very interesting and easy paced. I could pause the video to write notes

John Bautista03 Feb 2018
The online lecture was really informative and helpful to registered nurses.

Charysse Gosney03 Feb 2018
A very clear and simple revisit to wound care and provides rationale behind wound care.

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • The functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • The main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • The purpose and properties of common wound dressings
  • The components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen

Target audience

Health professionals working in acute care, aged care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people requiring a wound dressing.


Enhance knowledge and skills in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.


Wound dressings are a vital component where a wound requires management by a healthcare professional. There are currently a plethora of wound dressings available, with more being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses when trying to choose a wound dressing. Understanding wound dressings can assist the nurse to select an appropriate wound dressing that will create the ideal local wound environment to achieve the identified objective/s. Knowledge and confidence regarding in choosing and using wound dressings can enhance wound progress and contribute to an optimal patient outcome. Wound dressings can contribute significantly to resource use, related to the frequency of dressing changes, the time taken to change wound dressings and the cost of the dressings themselves. Education and training in wound dressings has been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.