Wound Cleansing and Debridement
This Course is designed for health professionals working in acute care, aged care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people requiring a wound dressing.
DescribeDescribe the assessment components necessary prior to wound cleansing
IdentifyIdentify the techniques and solutions that can be used for wound cleansing and debridement and their clinical indications
ExplainExplain how to effectively cleanse and debride wounds
Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner Wound Management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing 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 involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia 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 in a number of 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.
- Wound aetiology
- Tissue identification
- Patient and wound-related factors that will impact on wound cleansing
- Common solutions used for wound cleansing
- Demonstration of techniques, products and equipment
All health professionals working in a variety of health care settings who deal with wounds and wound care on a regular basis.
Enhance knowledge, skills and confidence with regards to effective wound cleansing and debridement.
Wound cleansing aims to remove excess exudate, dressing remnants and non-viable tissue from the wound to promote healing and reduce infection risk. The various types of debridement are forms of wound cleansing. Whilst health professionals are familiar with the ritual of wound cleansing, many may lack the skills and confidence to effectively cleanse wounds. 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 and is as important as wound dressing product selection.
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.