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 short course is designed for registered nurses and enrolled nurses who are engaged in providing wound care to their patients or residents. The content is appropriate for the settings of acute care, community and general practice nursing, and aged care.
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- describe factors which negatively impact on a wound’s capacity to heal
- conduct a patient and wound assessment
- implement a wound bed preparation strategy
- possess a structured approach to dressing selection
- discuss the etiologies and interventions associated with skin tears and pressure injury
- identify, categorise and manage wound infection
- conceptualise non-traditional therapies such as negative pressure wound therapy, electrical stimulation and maggot debridement.
Gary Bain RN MClinEd BN DipApSc MACN
Nurse Educator and Clinical Consultant
Gary is an experienced and passionate nurse with an extensive work and volunteer history in the wound field, this includes commencing the Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Wound Management Service in 1989, and then directed the nurse-led outpatient Wound Clinic from 1990 until its closure in 2015.
Now in private practice, Gary provides education to medical, nursing, allied-health and product-industry personnel. He also provides clinical support to patients and their clinicians in the aged care, primary care and community sectors. Concurrent with his private practice, he is the wound management educator and lead clinician at the Mt Wilga Private Hospital (Rehabilitation) in Sydney, NSW.
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Pathophysiology of wound healing
Reasons for wound chronicity
Common pharmacology and its relationship to wound healing
Conducting a patient and wound assessment
TIME – what it means and how to implement it
Choosing a dressing – select your strategy
Skin tears – risk assessment, prevention and management
Chronic oedema and principles of lower limb oedema
Pressure injury – tissue distortion and ischaemia
Wound infection – SSI, chronic wounds, biofilms and antimicrobials
Impact of diabetes on wound healing
Negative pressure wound therapy – how, when and where
Maggot debridement therapy