General Objectives

The “OCB Wound Care Protocol” and its companion online orientation module aim to guide health care workers in the treatment of most wounds encountered in the field, using the same approach for all different types. This will make it easier for paramedical staff, including nurses and nurse-aid, as well as doctors, to perform wound care in any context if the materials are available.


Being involved in wound care. Prerequisites are having read the protocol, having already done a residential training or having received a full briefing by a trained staff.

List of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Before wound care
  • Patient assessment
  • Wound observation
  • Cleansing and disinfection
  • Dressing choice
  • After wound care


The “Wound Care Online Orientation Module” will allow users to practice selecting the appropriate steps and procedures when caring for different patients with various wounds, following the same structured approach and the basic key principles as presented in the protocol.

How to Enrol

Open to all MSF staff

Who is this course aimed at

The content of the “Wound Care Online Orientation Module” is aimed at nurses, medical doctors and other (para)medical health care professionals involved in wound care