2024 Wound Management Update Melbourne

A 2 day wound management course whose content can be immediately applied to the workplace to support clinicians working in nursing, allied health and pharmacy.

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

8:00am                 Registration

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

12:30pm               Lunch

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

4:00pm                 Close

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

12:30pm               Lunch

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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26/08/2024 8:30 AM - 27/08/2024 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Karstens Melbourne 123 Queen Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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