Wound Dressings

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49m
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Details
CPD49m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 August 2023
Expires 30 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Healthcare professionals require a comprehensive understanding of wound dressings and how to select and apply each type correctly in order to manage wounds appropriately. However, many of us are unsure as to which dressings to select and why one might be preferred over another. It is due to this uncertainty that education updates in wound dressings are essential.

Topics
  • Wound dressing product selection
  • Functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • How to implement a wound dressing management plan
  • Correct usage of particular wound dressings in clinical practice
Need

Wound dressings and their correct selection and application are vital for effective wound management for patients. There is a large variety of dressings available, each with specific purposes, and more products are being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses and health professionals when trying to choose the correct wound dressing for patients. Up-to-date knowledge about types of wound dressings and their uses is essential to increase confidence in meeting the needs of the patient. This improvement benefits all involved, including the patient, healthcare professional and the healthcare system.

Purpose

This Ausmed Course provides up-to-date knowledge in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes
  • Select the correct dressing through increased knowledge of the functions and limitations of particular wound dressings.
  • Correlate the patient’s requirements, wound requirements and products available to implement a wound dressing management plan.
  • Apply a particular wound dressing according to the best-practice guidelines and tailored to the patient’s needs.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is relevant to registered nurses and other healthcare professionals working in all clinical areas in which wound care skills are required.

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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Melinda Brooks View profile
Melinda Brooks is a nurse practitioner specialising in wound management. She has lectured at both Monash University and La Trobe University in wound care and is a current member of the Wounds Australia Education Pillar. Melinda is passionate about providing advanced education to healthcare professionals from her sphere of expertise.
Details
CPD time49m
First Published
Updated28 August 2023
Expires
30 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Topics
Wound Management
Wound Care
Pharmacy
Paramedicine
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