Apply wound dressings


Select and apply the appropriate wound dressings, such as liquid or spray occlusive materials, absorbent material or immobilising dressing, according to the surgical procedure undertaken.

Alternative labels

use wound care dressings
apply wound care dressings
administer wound dressings
use wound dressings

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply wound dressings is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Apply wound dressings is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Podiatry assistant: Podiatry assistants help the podiatrist by carrying out supportive tasks such as assisting in diagnosing and treating the disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet, advising people on foot care techniques and the importance of foot care for promoting better mobility and general well-being. They also perform small tasks such as cutting toe nails, applying plasters and general clerical duties.




  1. Apply wound dressings – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022