35m

Aseptic Technique

This Course provides a brief but comprehensive overview of aseptic technique, its importance, and how to correctly perform an aseptic procedure.

31 May 2016

Learning Outcomes

Wounds

Wounds dressed using the correct aseptic technique will have fewer adverse outcomes compared to those dresses with improper technique

Educator

Comments

very informative -- 19 Apr 2018
Very useful material. -- 17 Apr 2018
Excellent revision of aseptic technique -- 15 Apr 2018
Concise summary about aseptic technique. Well presented -- 14 Apr 2018
good knowledge -- 10 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation of aseptic technique when dealing with wound care. As many patients are diabetic that require ulcers etc dressed on a regular basis, they are at an extremely high risk for infection. It is our job as nurses to minimise or eradicate that risk and encourage effective healing of those wounds that are undermined. More videos on wound care please! -- 09 Apr 2018
Good -- 08 Apr 2018
It' always great to refresh your clinical knowledge, skill and practice in the fundamental basics in nursing that we do so often and can become complacent in. -- 08 Apr 2018
Great video thank you -- 05 Apr 2018
Slow and thorough -- 04 Apr 2018
very good -- 04 Apr 2018
Very good resource, simple explanations and demonstration video. -- 27 Mar 2018
Good refresher to ensure currency of practice -- 22 Mar 2018
great resource with great information -- 22 Mar 2018
very well explained. Easy to follow -- 21 Mar 2018
Good resource -- 21 Mar 2018
an excellent refresher -- 21 Mar 2018
The Educator was excellent and very easy to understand -- 21 Mar 2018
Excellent -- 21 Mar 2018
Very helpful and interesting and easy to follow. -- 18 Mar 2018
The educator has the experience to show the right technique to be used when doing wound care. -- 16 Mar 2018
Fantastic resource. -- 15 Mar 2018
Clear and concise thank you -- 14 Mar 2018
Educator engaging -- 14 Mar 2018
very informative!!! -- 13 Mar 2018
Great refresher lecture. -- 11 Mar 2018
essential resource for reviewing -- 06 Mar 2018
the educator was engaging -- 06 Mar 2018
Very good revision. -- 26 Feb 2018
Very good explanation of wound dressing procedure -- 24 Feb 2018
Short & Brilliant -- 23 Feb 2018
I recommend to read/refresh this aseptic wound dressing procedure to everyone -- 21 Feb 2018
Fantastic -- 20 Feb 2018
Good refresher -- 19 Feb 2018
clear and concise lecture -- 15 Feb 2018
A quick but informative learning session. -- 15 Feb 2018
Refreshed my knowledge of Aseptic techniques -- 13 Feb 2018
Nice and quick but informative. -- 05 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Importance of aseptic technique
  • Different techniques
  • Practical demonstration of performing aseptic technique

Target audience

Health professionals working in acute care, aged care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people requiring a wound dressing.

Purpose

Refresh knowledge on how to correctly perform a wound dressing with an aseptic non-touch technique.

Need

Wound cleansing aims to remove excess exudate, dressing remnants and non-viable tissue from the wound to promote healing and reduce infection risk. Appropriate wound cleansing can remove the local barriers to healing and is an essential element in wound management. This seemingly basic and simple procedure can be quite complex and requires assessment and an understanding of the person and their wound. Whilst there is a focus on the products and solutions suitable for wound cleansing, there is a lack of practical guidance on how to actually cleanse wounds. Utilising the appropriate processes for wound cleansing will benefit patients.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.