Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)216
Publish Date31 May 2016
Review Date18 February 2019
Expiry Date31 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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

Topics include:

  • 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

Target audience

All health professionals working in a variety of health care settings who deal with wounds and wound care on a regular basis.

Purpose

Enhance knowledge, skills and confidence with regards to effective wound cleansing and debridement.

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.

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

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

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
4.8
Total Rating(s)216
Publish Date31 May 2016
Review Date18 February 2019
Expiry Date31 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Burns
Wound Management
Microbiology
Surgical
Community Nursing
MRSA
Antibiotic Resistance
Clinical Assessment
Infection Prevention
Integumentary and Skin
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.8

216 Total Rating(s)

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Kayleen Ellen Moser
18 Mar 2019

An excellent online course, which was easy to understand and follow. I would recommend this course to my fellow co-workers. Thank you

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Tamara Reck
17 Mar 2019

Overall good revision for me. Nice video

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Lisa Sutcliffe
14 Mar 2019

Informative and well presented

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Sandra Donaldson
14 Mar 2019

This was an great way to be educated in wound managment

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Marcia G Gomez
14 Mar 2019

the presentation was great the only thing that i would it like to see would be a real wound debridement instead of the manikin

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Sam Arnold
14 Mar 2019

Great useful simple information.

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Kerry Enslin
14 Mar 2019

Very informative- would like to see actual footage of real wounds being cleaned using the different techniques and dressing products available.

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Megan campbell
13 Mar 2019

Very informative and easy to understand

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Louise Minton
10 Mar 2019

A very well presented resource, especially with the inclusion of before and after photos.

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Helen Sadler
10 Mar 2019

Great update to reinforce good practice in wound care.