1h 5m
Sue Templeton
09 Sep 2015

Wound Assessment

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

Identify

Identify the characteristics that are included in a comprehensive wound assessment

Describe

Describe the various clinical presentations of each wound characteristic

State

State how to evaluate wound progress

Describe

Describe how to accurately measure wound dimensions

Educator

Comments

27 Jun 2018
Fabulous, very informative!
26 Jun 2018
Great learning tool
19 Jun 2018
Good information regarding classification and documentation of wounds
14 Jun 2018
Excellent presentation
07 Jun 2018
Good
02 Jun 2018
very informative and easy to understand
31 May 2018
Very informative
31 May 2018
gained insight
30 May 2018
great tool
30 May 2018
Explained well.
29 May 2018
gained knowledge about the wound assessment.
29 May 2018
Very informative
29 May 2018
Very engaging and useful to practice.
27 May 2018
informative
27 May 2018
Couldn't be better. Brilliant lecture. Thank you so much.
27 May 2018
Fantastic course. The presenter is fantastic and engaging as well as very easy to understand.
27 May 2018
engaging video
26 May 2018
very good
25 May 2018
I found this course genuinely beneficial to my practice. The videos were informative, with instructive demonstrations and photography. The short quizzes in between sessions helped to consolidate my learning as well...overall I'm really glad I completed this course, I would definitely recommend it as a refresher.
25 May 2018
Good base knowledge about wound management.
25 May 2018
The educator is engaging and knowledgeable. I would recommend this education to other health professionals.
25 May 2018
Easy to understand thankyou!
24 May 2018
wish there were more questions with pictures
23 May 2018
Very clear presenter with brilliant photos of wounds.
23 May 2018
I was able to learn a lot
23 May 2018
Very informative.
23 May 2018
Very interesting and good.
22 May 2018
Very well present.
22 May 2018
Very good resource.
22 May 2018
I found this course easy to follow & informative & new material was learnt specifically in relation to collecting wound dimensions
21 May 2018
Was fantastic with simple language and educational
20 May 2018
Very informative.
20 May 2018
great resource
19 May 2018
Very informative.
16 May 2018
It was really good
16 May 2018
Sue is great I love her lectures. She is very thorough and engaging.
16 May 2018
Informative presentation.
14 May 2018
good
13 May 2018
Very informative and easy to follow
12 May 2018
good
11 May 2018
very helpful. thank you.
10 May 2018
I have learned the assessment of wound and stages and types of wound.
09 May 2018
very interesting
09 May 2018
Great refresher
07 May 2018
Informative
03 May 2018
Highly recommended
03 May 2018
I found this to be very informative and gave me a greater understanding of how to assess a wound.
02 May 2018
Interesting
02 May 2018
This education session was both comprehensive and concise.
29 Apr 2018
very useful vedio
28 Apr 2018
Very informative and easy to understand
27 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
A great wound care resource.
24 Apr 2018
The topic was very informative.
24 Apr 2018
very good
23 Apr 2018
Excellent resource, thank you. I wish I had this video in nursing school. The images were exceptionally helpful as was the practical demonstration.
22 Apr 2018
very informative
18 Apr 2018
Filled knowledge gap
17 Apr 2018
good presenter
17 Apr 2018
A very useful material.
14 Apr 2018
Great to have the e-learning on wound measurements, very practical
12 Apr 2018
11 Apr 2018
Great refresher. Great presentation
10 Apr 2018
Very valuable information in this presentation: The area of wound management, understanding the type of wounds, the appropriate dressings and their applications. Identifying wounds that have a good chance of healing and those who need maintenance for the patient's comfort. Excellent presentation, thank you.
08 Apr 2018
effective training
07 Apr 2018
very informative
06 Apr 2018
Very informative especially on correct wound measurement techniques.
05 Apr 2018
The information is very good bu the presenter is very monotone and static which make the lesson not very engaging.
03 Apr 2018
very informative
23 Mar 2018
very informative
21 Mar 2018
Wound assessment is a skill and need practise
18 Mar 2018
Educator knowledgeable
14 Mar 2018
Excellent!!!
10 Mar 2018
Excellent video.
07 Mar 2018
Good VLA
05 Mar 2018
Very informative, concise, and engaging. The pictures were very helpful
24 Feb 2018
Love the wound measuring demonstration
23 Feb 2018
A good review of basic wound assessment knowledge.
22 Feb 2018
Great module. Very thorough and succinct.
20 Feb 2018
Fantastic
19 Feb 2018
Very good course to advance understanding of assessment of the characteristics of a wound and the documentation needed in order to assess wound healing. Does not include any resources on how to heal wounds, purely assessment of the wound.
19 Feb 2018
Very well presented.
19 Feb 2018
Was presented with illistrations which made it very practical and helps with the visual learning. Well put together
19 Feb 2018
Very good refresher.
19 Feb 2018
Excellent presenter
19 Feb 2018
Great refresher. There are a number of assessment strategies that will come in handy on the ward.
15 Feb 2018
The use of photographs in supporting the information outlined was very helpful. The presenter was obviously knowledgeable in this field and I enjoyed her seminar - thank you, Sue!
15 Feb 2018
Good resource with informative information.
15 Feb 2018
Thoroughly informative
14 Feb 2018
Excellent presentation with photographs
14 Feb 2018
Excellent overview
14 Feb 2018
I found this session very informative and I did pick up something new for Wound Care
14 Feb 2018
The information was clear, succinct, well explained with evidence from wound management Australia and clearly and well presented. An excellent presentation.
13 Feb 2018
Wound assessment is paramount in a high care section of an aged care facility. As a RN I'm required to update knowledge on wound assessment and treatment as well as in documentacion to manage wounds appropriately. As a RN my ultimate goal is to provide quality of care and maximise quality of life of my residents.
13 Feb 2018
This is very informative.
13 Feb 2018
The educator spoke clearly and slowly so I had time to absorb the information, the practical examples she gave were of great assistance. Showing on a model how to measure a wound made it so much easier to understand.
13 Feb 2018
very informative.
13 Feb 2018
I enjoyed this presentation and I have come away more knowledgeable on wound assessment
13 Feb 2018
I played the video and it always playing the introduction again and not going into the next step. Am I the only one with this issue
06 Feb 2018
The educator knew her topic of wound care & how to complete wound assessment

Course Overview

Topics include:

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

Target audience

Health professionals in acute care, aged care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people with wounds.

Purpose

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

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.

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.