Details
CPD45m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)415
Published31 May 2016
Updated28 February 2019
Reviewed31 July 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
4.7
Total Rating(s)415
Published31 May 2016
Updated28 February 2019
Reviewed31 July 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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4.7

415 Total Rating(s)

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Vanessa Watkins
26 Jun 2019

This resource provides a good basic overview and refresher of assessment skills and techniques that are easily to translate into clinical practice.

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Caitlyn Ann Willems
25 Jun 2019

Great!

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Michelle Mathews
25 Jun 2019

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Jelyn Magbojos
23 Jun 2019

Informative and very helpful

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Anthea Gill
23 Jun 2019

Great resource, easily followed and understood. Applicable to all Nursing.

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Anne Lenert
20 Jun 2019

Comprehensive, clear explanations of debridement of wounds.

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Helen Boyd
19 Jun 2019

Excellent resource

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georgina stephenson
17 Jun 2019

Great e learning especially about the protozoan bit

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Lynda cannons
13 Jun 2019

Excellent and througouh teaching

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Sue Mortimer-Stent
06 Jun 2019

I must say it is paradoxical to be taught on a CPD course to break a plastic forcep during aseptic dressing to use on a wound. I thought the whole idea was to be more scientific and not home spun. Otherwise appreciate the explanations for use of different solutions.