Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.3
Total Rating(s)416
Publish Date01 July 2018
Review Date22 March 2019
Expiry Date01 July 2019
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 include:

  • 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

Target audience

All health professionals who work in settings where they may need to manage people requiring a wound dressing.

Purpose

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.

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 has been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

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

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 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
4.3
Total Rating(s)416
Publish Date01 July 2018
Review Date22 March 2019
Expiry Date01 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
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Learner Reviews

4.3

416 Total Rating(s)

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Felicity Connors
23 Mar 2019

This was great and easy to understand

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Maria Tirtowinoto
20 Mar 2019

With this education, I feel more confident of what needs to be done when facing the problems with clients' wound problem. I appreciate for the systematic way of transferring this knowledge with a lot of examples and case studies that added to the clarity of the matters.

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Meetal Varsani
20 Mar 2019

It is very informative and helped me increase my knowledge of a wound dressing.

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Susan Newey
20 Mar 2019

Excellent resource, beautifully presented.

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Pushpa Roy
20 Mar 2019

I am a registered nurse working in theatre. We get lots of patients for change of dressing ,dedridement and dressing.This lecture was helpful to select suitable dressing for better healing of wound.i have become more competent in dressing, learned types and functions of different kinds of dressing.

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Kerry Enslin
20 Mar 2019

I found this to be very informative.

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Debra Diffey
19 Mar 2019

Great resource. Wound management is paramount. If the wrong dressing is chosen, wound healing is delayed.

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Yina Mu
17 Mar 2019

Very good resource

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Katherine Fitzgerald
17 Mar 2019

Great course really well broken down into parts.

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Guy Reynolds
17 Mar 2019

Presented in a logical step by step manner which made my learning and understanding easier. Not overly complex and stuck to the key points and dressings. Good use of photos as I am a bit of a visual learner again adding to my learning and understanding. I believe a difficult subject to teach, well done.