About the CPD short course
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
This two-day short course aims to support and provide the advanced level knowledge and skills required by clinicians who work across all healthcare sectors to manage complex wounds resulting in better health outcomes for patients. The sessions will look at evidence-based practice, wound pain management, nutrition and alternative therapies to manage wounds. This short course is designed for RNs who already have an essential knowledge of wound care principles.
Dates and locations
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $327.00||RN non-member $385.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- describe the strategies to manage aspects of burn wound care
- assess individuals ‘at risk’ of developing pressure injury
- describe types of debridement most commonly used in clinical practice
- initiate investigations and seek further interprofessional collaboration to manage complex wounds
- assess pain intensity related to wounds and determine strategies to manage different types of wound pain
- list the vitamins and minerals that play an important role in the wound healing process
- identify the psychosocial impact of oncology and palliative wounds on the individual and family
- explain factors that impact on the outcome of neuroischemic/ischemic foot ulcers
- discuss a number of alternative therapies in wound management and the indication and advantage for each approach.
Registration and welcome
Refresher of basic wound workshop
Wound pain management
Nutrition and wound healing
Wound care for malignant and palliative wounds
Evidence-based practice – how to search the literature efficiently for evidence
Neuropathic and neuro-ischaemic foot ulcers
Afternoon tea break
Burn wound management
Morning tea break
Wound debridement – AWMA guidelines
Alternative therapies to manage wounds
Topical negative pressure (TNP)
Demonstration/practice session – TNP
Afternoon tea break
Pressure injury prevention and management – updates
Evaluation and close