Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1013
Published01 July 2018
Expires29 September 2019
Review Due30 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

  • 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

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 have been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to 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.

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

Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who work in settings where they may need to manage people requiring a wound dressing.

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

Portrait of Sue Templeton
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.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1013
Published01 July 2018
Expires29 September 2019
Review Due30 July 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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4.5

1013 Total Rating(s)

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ruja Burma
18 Aug 2019

Very good

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JIHYE KIM
17 Aug 2019

This resource gave me more confident in order to provide an appropriate wound dressing to patients in more an effective way.

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Annaliza Villahermosa
16 Aug 2019

This is very significant learning practice for Registered Nurses in identifying, assessing and evaluating wound regimen.

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Smeaton Smeaton
15 Aug 2019

Well presented very informative lots of visual resources and explanations would like to download come areas to have as a prompt

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Dominic Passalacqua
13 Aug 2019

well presented, clear and concise, great case study examples, very informative

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Phoebe Drage
06 Aug 2019

Good time lapse photos of wounds

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Sarita Sharma Uprety
04 Aug 2019

Very informative.

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Jonette Hazel Marie Urbino
02 Aug 2019

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anu Thottungal
01 Aug 2019

Educational and just the right amount of information you need.

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Eli De la Cruz
31 Jul 2019

informative