To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and practice in wound assessment
use research on assessment as a basis for practice.
use evidence based practice to inform nursing practice on wound assessment.
apply knowledge of how the normal physiology of the skin is impacted upon by changes that are related to biological, physiological and socio-cultural influences.
understand how the process of wound assessment impacts on wound management.
use advanced knowledge and skill in undertaking wound care assessments.
critically evaluate wound assessment practices.
reflect on nursing practice and explore this in relation to ethical, cultural and sociopolitical influences.