This course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.
Presenter Biography Gary Bain RN CNC MClinEd BN DipApSc MACN.
Gary has been involved in delivering and teaching wound management since 1987. Currently in private practice as The Wound Guy, Gary provides education to medical, nursing, allied-health and product-industry personnel. He also provides clinical support to patients and their clinicians in the aged care, primary care and community sectors. These activities are conducted concurrently with his present role as educator and nurse consultant in wound management at the Mt Wilga Private Hospital (Rehabilitation Centre). He is also a lecturer at Macquarie University with the Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment (ALERT) division.
Key learning outcomes:
On completion participants will be better able to:
Describe the anatomy & physiology of the integumentary system
Outline the process of wound healing
Identify factors which negatively impact on wound repair
Engage with the HEIDI assessment strategy
Discuss recent developments in wound hygiene and wound bed preparation
Review the role and function of wound dressings
Consider updates in both the aetiologies and clinical practice associated with surgical site dehiscence, skin tears, pressure injury, leg ulcers and diabetic foot injury
Discuss current practice recommendations for wound infection and biofilm
Examine advances in oedema management and compression therapy
Day 1 Program
8:30am Course introduction
8:45am A&P of the integumentary system and the wound healing pathway
“Hard-to-heal” wounds & pharmacology
10.30am Morning Break
10:50am Patient & wound assessment – the HEIDI strategy
Wound infection - acute presentation & management
1:15pm Wound infection – chronic presentation & management
Wound hygiene – what it is and how to do it
2:45pm Afternoon Break
3pm Selecting a wound dressing using the HEIDI methodology
Antimicrobial dressings – application in clinical practice
Day Two Program
8:15am Registration / Arrive
8:30am Leg ulcers – part 1
Leg ulcers – part 2
10:30am Morning tea
10:50am Oedema and principles for compression therapy
Pressure injury – part 1
1:15pm Pressure injury – part 2
Diabetic foot & ulceration
2:45pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Skin tears
4.00pm Evaluations and Close
ACN members $500.00 Non-members $550.00
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