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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Number PO342.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)886
First Published
Updated06 March 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course further the components of, and increases skills in, performing a systematic, standardised, accurate assessment of local wound characteristics.

Topics
  • Characteristics of a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Standards for wound management
  • Measuring wound dimensions
  • Evaluating wound progress
Need

A comprehensive assessment of wound characteristics is a fundamental component of wound management. It includes wound dimensions, exudate quantity and quality, wound tissue type, odour, pain, wound edge and surrounding skin. A thorough, systematic wound assessment contributes to determining wound aetiology and severity, is the basis upon which treatments and wound dressings are determined and allows progress to be measured. Whilst health professionals are required to assess and record wound characteristics, many have never received formal training regarding how to do this.

Texts often list the components of a wound assessment, but frequently lack description regarding those components. This can lead to health professionals making varied and sometimes inaccurate assessments of wound characteristics. Using systematic, standardised wound assessment methods based on an informed, sound understanding of wound characteristics promotes reliability and confidence in wound assessment, leading to better decision making regarding wound management and ultimately improved outcomes for patients.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge and skills in regards to assessment of wounds. The focus is on undertaking a comprehensive and accurate assessment of local wound characteristics.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the characteristics that are included in a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Describe the various clinical presentations of each wound characteristic
  • State how to evaluate wound progress
  • Describe how to accurately measure wound dimensions
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals working in all clinical areas due to the necessity of accurate wound assessment skills.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Sue Templeton

Sue works as a community-based nurse practitioner: wound management in Adelaide. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing persons with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies and procedures. Sue has been actively involved in the wound management professional body at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active on several state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the life of persons with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)886
First Published
Updated06 March 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
Documentation
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.7
886 Total Rating(s)
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Sarah Roper
05 Apr 2020

Thanks Ausmed, concise and practical

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Jo-Ann Gay McRae
05 Apr 2020

The course was great, learned a lot will be willing to share at the practice

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Jo Park
04 Apr 2020

A really informative and practical course

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Fatima Panaligan
04 Apr 2020

In general this education tools give me a lot of information that will enhance my practice in my work.

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Georgia anderson
04 Apr 2020

Really informative.

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Christine Cattanach
04 Apr 2020

This was very informative

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Jessica Campbell
03 Apr 2020

This course had great information it was very educational to my needs for the practice that I use

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Peta Foxwell
03 Apr 2020

Great video

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Jessica Goodwin
02 Apr 2020

Wound assessment

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Maria Juvy Smith
02 Apr 2020

Informative learning.