Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)982
Published01 July 2018
Updated25 February 2019
Reviewed31 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides a comprehensive overview of wound dressings, including what to consider before selecting a dressing, the properties and functions of common wound dressings, and examples of types of wound dressings that you can use in your workplace. We will take a look at most commonly used (but not all) types of wound dressings available.

Topics include:

  • The functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • The main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • The purpose and properties of common wound dressings
  • The components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen

Target audience

All health professionals who work in settings where they may need to manage people requiring a wound dressing.

Purpose

Enhance knowledge and skills in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.

Need

Wound dressings are a vital component where a wound requires management by a healthcare professional. There are currently a plethora of wound dressings available, with more being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses when trying to choose a wound dressing. Understanding wound dressings can assist the nurse to select an appropriate wound dressing that will create the ideal local wound environment to achieve the identified objective/s.

Knowledge and confidence regarding in choosing and using wound dressings can enhance wound progress and contribute to an optimal patient outcome. Wound dressings can contribute significantly to resource use, related to the frequency of dressing changes, the time taken to change wound dressings and the cost of the dressings themselves. Education and training in wound dressings has been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • Identify the main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • State the purposes and properties of common wound dressings
  • Explain the components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen

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
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)982
Published01 July 2018
Updated25 February 2019
Reviewed31 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
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4.5

982 Total Rating(s)

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Vanessa Watkins
26 Jun 2019

This is an excellent overview of the different properties of dressings appropriate to key aspects of wound assessment, and considerations for implementation of a wound care regimen.

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Philip Randall
26 Jun 2019

I found this resource very informative and helpful and I am more confident when discussing and understanding issues regarding wound healing and management.

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Caitlyn Ann Willems
25 Jun 2019

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Helen Boyd
25 Jun 2019

Excellent resource very informative

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Anne Lenert
24 Jun 2019

Absolutely excellent presentation. Highly recommended!

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Rachel Frend
24 Jun 2019

The language used in this presentation was clear and precise. The presenter was obviously well practised in wound management. I learnt a lot and received good revision on other things. It would have been useful to have learned what product to use in cases of hypergranulation.

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Lesley Hill
24 Jun 2019

Very informative and well presented.

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Carmel Rose Agrazada
23 Jun 2019

It help me to gain knowledge in appropriate dressings for the clients

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Coleen Crabtree
23 Jun 2019

I liked that the video gave examples of brand names/dressings that I am familiar with and showed the dressings (no brand name) out of packaging to see clearly what the dressing looked like. Good examples of when and how to use dressings. I have learnt lots that I will implement in further wound care I will attend to.

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Alyssa Lozada
22 Jun 2019

excellent