Infection & Surgical Wounds


Tuesday 28 September 2021 0930-16.00

The Format

Entry is FREE to practicing Healthcare Professionals only via the Zoom Meeting platform

The Audience

Registered Nurses working in the Community, Hospital and Nursing Home sectors 

The Speakers

  • Heidi Sandoz, Honorary Fellow UH, Tissue Viability Services Lead, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • Lillian Chiwera, Infection Control Surveillance Team Leader, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Connie Traynor, Clinical Services Manager Outpatients: BMI Healthcare
  • Melissa Rochon, Quality & Safety Lead for Surveillance, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fran Spratt, Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, University Hospitals Southampton 


The aim of this day is to further enhance the understanding of delegates in the causes of surgical wound breakdown, the recognition and management of wound infection and the management of dehisced surgical wounds.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this study day, delegates will have:-

  • An awareness of national guidance and best practice with regard to prevention of surgical wound infection
  • A good understanding of how to recognise unusual signs of infection in surgical wounds including wound swabbing, how to do it when and why
  • A basic understanding of NPWT (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy), how and when to use 


There will also be an interactive virtual exhibition of wound care products and preventative aids from our industry partners.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance on completing the course.

NMC Revalidation

The event can count for up to 5 hours of participatory learning.

Book NOW!

Booking is via Eventbrite and upon registration, you will receive your Zoom login details. Click here to book your FREE place.