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Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)448
First Published
Updated28 February 2019
Expires 30 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course is designed for any health professional who manages people requiring a wound dressing.

Topics
  • Wound aetiology
  • Tissue identification
  • Patient and wound-related factors that will impact on wound cleansing
  • Common solutions used for wound cleansing
  • Demonstration of techniques, products and equipment
Need

Wound cleansing aims to remove excess exudate, dressing remnants and non-viable tissue from the wound to promote healing and reduce infection risk. The various types of debridement are forms of wound cleansing. Whilst health professionals are familiar with the ritual of wound cleansing, many may lack the skills and confidence to effectively cleanse wounds.

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 and is as important as wound dressing product selection.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence with regards to effective wound cleansing and debridement.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the assessment components necessary prior to wound cleansing
  • Identify the techniques and solutions that can be used for wound cleansing and debridement and their clinical indications
  • Explain how to effectively cleanse and debride wounds
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all registered nurses and other health professionals working in a variety of health care settings who deal with wounds and wound care on a regular basis.

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 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
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)448
First Published
Updated28 February 2019
Expires 30 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Burns
Wound Management
Microbiology
Surgical
Community Nursing
MRSA
Antibiotic Resistance
Clinical Assessment
Infection Prevention
Integumentary and Skin
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.7
448 Total Rating(s)
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Teresa Brook
17 Oct 2019

Excellent refresh with visual examples.

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June Andrew
17 Oct 2019

Very easy to follow. New knowledge gained.

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Philippa Macris
04 Oct 2019

Good refresher for all nurses and would build confidence in debridement techniques.

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Candice williams
04 Oct 2019

I really liked this course. I thought it was very educational and informative.

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Kellie Eason
30 Sep 2019

A great, simple no nonsense approach to wound debridement and healing factors

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Leah Wanjiru Thuthwa
30 Sep 2019

Very good information gained from this presentation. so thank you.

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Louise palmer
26 Sep 2019

Very good basic wound debridement update

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Helen Felsch
25 Sep 2019

Good theoretical knowledge was gained and confidence increased in cleansing and different debridement techniques.

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Molly Mae Gibbons
22 Sep 2019

Informative, gave extra knowledge and reinforced previous knowledge.

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Sarah Cooper
21 Sep 2019

Very clear to follow