About the CPD Face to Face Course
This face to face 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 face to face 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
Gary led the launch and implementation of the Wound Management Service for the Sydney Adventist Hospital and directed the nurse-led outpatient Wound Clinic for 25 years, prior to leaving the Hospital in 2015. Currently in private practice, The Wound Guy 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. These activities are conducted concurrently with his present role as educator and nurse consultant in wound management at the Mt Wilga Private Hospital (Rehabilitation Centre).
Gary has memberships with Wounds Australia, HEMI Advanced Wound Care Network and the Australian College of Nursing. He maintains strong relationships with and regularly supports all corporate members of the wound care product industry. He liaises with and presents for professional organisations such as the Lindsay Leg Club, Ausmed Education, the Australian College of Nursing, the Australian Practice Nurse Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, as well as philanthropic groups such as the Rodmell Fund for Aged Care Education.
Gary undertook his undergraduate training at Avondale College, obtaining a Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing). He obtained a Bachelor of Nursing through the University of Technology Sydney, combining this with a Burns and Plastics Nursing Certificate from the Royal North Shore & Concord Hospitals, completing his tertiary studies at the School of Medicine, University of NSW with a Masters Degree in Clinical Education. He has fulfilled the roles of Nursing Unit Manager, Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Consultant working in countries including Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.
Gary is passionate about maintaining his own professional development, expanding his knowledge and skill base. In addition to acting as an educator and clinical advisor, he is also regularly utilised as a Master of Ceremonies and Meeting Chair in health professional meetings and events, across Australia and New Zealand.
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Pathophysiology of wound healing
Reasons for wound chronicity
Common pharmacology and its relationship to wound healing
Patient and wound assessment
TIME – what it means and how to implement it
Selecting a wound dressing
Maggot debridement therapy
Wound infection - biofilms and antimicrobials
Skin tears - risk, prevention and management
Oedema and principles for compression
Pressure injury - tissue distortion and ischaemia
Impact of diabetes on wound healing
Negative pressure wound therapy - how, when and where