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Wound Management Update (ACT)

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Wound Management Update

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.

18-19 December 2017 - Canberra ACT

Australian College of Nursing
1 Napier Close
DEAKIN, ACT 2600 Australia

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Fees

 MemberNon-Member
RN$327.00$385.00
EN$269.00$327.00

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.

Biography

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.

8:30am

Registration

9:00am

Anatomy and physiology of the skin

9:30am

Pathophysiology of wound healing

10:15am

Reasons for wound chronicity

11:00am

Morning tea

11:20am

Common pharmacology and its relationship to wound healing

11:50am

Patient and wound assessment

1:00pm

Lunch

1:45pm

TIME – what it means and how to implement it

2:30pm

Selecting a wound dressing

3:30pm

Maggot debridement therapy

4:00pm

Close

8:45am

Registration/arrive

9:00am

Wound infection - biofilms and antimicrobials

10:15am

Skin tears - risk, prevention and management

11:00am

Morning Tea

11:20am

Oedema and principles for compression

12:00pm

Pressure injury - tissue distortion and ischaemia

1:00pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Impact of diabetes on wound healing

2:30pm

Negative pressure wound therapy - how, when and where

3:30pm

Electrical stimulation

3:50pm

Evaluation

4:00pm

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