Course Overview

Brief

This Course provides a brief but comprehensive overview of aseptic technique, its importance, and how to correctly perform an aseptic procedure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Wounds dressed using the correct aseptic technique will have fewer adverse outcomes compared to those dresses with improper technique

Topics include:

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Importance of aseptic technique
  • Different techniques
  • Practical demonstration of performing aseptic technique

Target audience

Health professionals working in acute care, aged care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people requiring a wound dressing.

Purpose

Refresh knowledge on how to correctly perform a wound dressing with an aseptic non-touch technique.

Need

Wound cleansing aims to remove excess exudate, dressing remnants and non-viable tissue from the wound to promote healing and reduce infection risk. Appropriate wound cleansing can remove the local barriers to healing and is an essential element in wound management. This seemingly basic and simple procedure can be quite complex and requires assessment and an understanding of the person and their wound. Whilst there is a focus on the products and solutions suitable for wound cleansing, there is a lack of practical guidance on how to actually cleanse wounds. Utilising the appropriate processes for wound cleansing will benefit patients.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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