Wound Care

Video Training:

Basic Wound Care & Dressings (BWC&D)

These videos discuss the reasons for using BWC&D for common wounds. Looking at the videos will show the evolution of thinking about why wounds are treated with BWC&D and this becomes the basis upon which to build the epxerience in the care of wounds. Understanding and performing the tasks demonstrated in these videos is the basis for the care of most wounds. Reviewing them is sequence is helpful at the start. Users of Wound Care One have told us: as experience is gained with dressings the users review these videos in any order. Click on any of the links to start.

June 24, 2015


There are many different kinds of gauze, as well as supplies for securing wound dressings to the wound. We’ll discuss the different types of supplies you’ll […]
June 24, 2015

Hip, Lower Back, and Upper Leg Dressing

We’ll demonstrate how to create securing “pair of pants” with stretch gauze and umbilical tape, in which dressing can be placed on a burn on a […]
June 24, 2015

Head Dressing

The head is one of the most difficult parts of of the body to dress, but once you practice the proper techniques it feels much more […]
June 22, 2015

Finger Dressing

Finger wounds can be easily dressed with the use of a large plastic syringe and gauze wrapping. Learn how to properly layer and secure the wrapping […]
June 22, 2015

Foot Dressing (Toes Uncovered)

If the wound is located on the ankle or lower leg, then you do not need to cover the toes with your dressing. You can proceed […]
June 22, 2015

Foot Dressing (Toes Covered)

Most foot wounds can be taken care of with only wrappings and gauze. In this video, you’ll learn about fan folding and how to cushion the […]
June 22, 2015

Cleansing The Wound

After making sure you have all the necessary equipment at hand, it is important to cleanse the wound before dressing it. The skin all around the […]
June 22, 2015

Wound Care Team

Anyone can be trained to care for a wound, from a physician, to a family member, to the patient themselves. The paradigm for wound care should […]
June 11, 2015

Wound Care One – A Layered Defense

Transcription A major step of basic wound care is the application of dressings. The best analogy for use in dressings is found in our military. The […]
September 17, 2014

Post-Operative Care

Post-operative care is very similar to pre-operative care. Using the doctors instructions, your goal as a caregiver is to maintain the patients health and a clean […]
September 12, 2014

Torso Dressing

Wrapping the torso involves the use of stretch gauze. This is a size 10 stretch gauze for the torso. It is being measured for this particular […]
September 5, 2014

The Steps of Wound Care

As a plastic surgeon, my success rate is high for closing wounds. Early in my practice I reviewed my success in wound care and found out […]
September 2, 2014

Characteristics of a Good Dressing

The characteristics of a good dressing include the following: Professional appearance Stationary at rest and allow for movement of the joints Functional Allow for medicinal application […]
August 29, 2014

Physician Wound Care

When the patient is ready for surgery or in-office care, the technical skills of the surgeon and the surgical team come into play. Surgery upon wounds […]
August 26, 2014

Preoperative Wound Care

Preoperatively, the patient is prepared for surgery. This is the history and physical examination, the HNP. The HNP is the physicians greatest ally. The HNP consists […]

Wound Care Topics:

This portion of the web site is designed to further knowledge of many aspects of wound care. This section will be the most changed part of the web site. As new topics are covered and sumarized, they will be added to this section.

Granulation Tissue: This is healing tissue needed for open wounds to close.

Granulation Tissue

Oxygen Delivery

June 24, 2015

Oxygen Delivery Part 4

In part 4 of this lesson, we will apply the laws governing oxygen delivery to find some practical applications to patient care. We will learn how […]
June 24, 2015

Oxygen Delivery Part 3

In part 3 of this lesson, you will learn on a cellular level what happens in the alveoli, where the air of atmosphere is transmuted into […]
June 24, 2015

Oxygen Delivery Part 2

In this lesson, you will learn the basic mechanisms in the body for delivering oxygen to cells in all parts of the body. You will also […]
June 24, 2015

Oxygen Delivery Part 1

Oxygen is essential to the wound healing process. Without it, healing cannot proceed. Chemical reactions that take place in our individual cells will stop if a […]

Wound Healing on the Cellular and Biochemical Levels

June 24, 2015

The Proliferative Phase

In this video, we will explore angiogenesis, i.e., how new blood vessels are formed. We will also discuss how collagen influences the healing of a wound […]
June 24, 2015

Inflammatory Stage of Healing

In this lesson, we discuss how the inflammatory stage helps to clean and clear the wound in preparation for the epithelial cells to close the wound […]
June 24, 2015

Hemostasis Part 2

In this lesson, we discuss the Clotting Cascade and the chain of events that cause different factors in the blood to help form a clot. This […]
June 24, 2015

Hemostasis Part 1

In this lesson, we examine the structure of the three types of blood vessels, and how they respond and repair themselves if their structure is breached […]
June 24, 2015


In this video, we will discuss how skin heals itself in respond to shallow and deep wounds. We will go over the layers of the skin […]