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Wound care and minor injuries

Dressings are continually evolving both to improve wound healing and to reduce pain and discomfort during the process. Charles Gladwin looks at some of the factors to consider around dressings and plasters for minor injuries

This module is about the effective selection and use of dressings for wounds and minor injuries


To improve your knowledge of OTC treatments for wound care and minor injuries and know when to refer.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with the main issues around wound healing and dressing selection
  • Be confident advising patients and other healthcare professionals about wound care and dressing selection.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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