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Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1030
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires30 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides a comprehensive overview of wound dressings, including what to consider before selecting a dressing, the properties and functions of common wound dressings, and examples of types of wound dressings that you can use in your workplace. We will take a look at most commonly used (but not all) types of wound dressings available.

Topics
  • The functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • The main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • The purpose and properties of common wound dressings
  • The components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen
Need

Wound dressings are a vital component where a wound requires management by a healthcare professional. There are currently a plethora of wound dressings available, with more being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses when trying to choose a wound dressing. Understanding wound dressings can assist the nurse to select an appropriate wound dressing that will create the ideal local wound environment to achieve the identified objective/s.

Knowledge and confidence regarding in choosing and using wound dressings can enhance wound progress and contribute to an optimal patient outcome. Wound dressings can contribute significantly to resource use, related to the frequency of dressing changes, the time taken to change wound dressings and the cost of the dressings themselves.

Education and training in wound dressings have been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge and skills in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes
  • State the functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • Identify the main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • State the purposes and properties of common wound dressings
  • Explain the components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who work in settings where they may need to manage people requiring a wound dressing.

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 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 lives of people with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.

Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1030
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires30 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
1030 Total Rating(s)
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Simone Le Fevre
18 Sep 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this education as it has given me greater confidence in product selection and wound assessment

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Liam ghalayini
17 Sep 2019

great

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Shauna Hall
15 Sep 2019

This course is very necessary- considering the very basic dressing applications and wound management techniques taught through any of the ANMAC guidelines in the relevant nursing degrees within Australia

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Tamara Pitts
14 Sep 2019

excellent, well presented and able to understand how to put this learning into practice

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Mandeep kaur Jhajj
09 Sep 2019

very well explained. so much of information though

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Kate Ayling
09 Sep 2019

Excellent session. Interactive and great wound pictures.

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Nina Carnaby
07 Sep 2019

Excellent resource that provided unbiased information of wound products

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Heather Mary Roscoe
06 Sep 2019

Sue has helped me in gaining confidence and a better understanding to wound management and dressings.

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Tamara Lunson
05 Sep 2019

Informative, relevant and engaging. I now have a clearer understanding of dressings and wound management.

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Jessica Walker
02 Sep 2019

The knowledge Sue presented provided further insight and broaden my knowledge in wound care management. The literature was evidence based and the articles were relevant to the learning objectives. Overall , the material and videos were engaging and supported my learning needs