The Implications of Biofilm and Infection
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

The Implications of Biofilm and Infection

Presenter Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Network. Cheryl co-created and administers this Network to provide an online platform for Nurses to meet their continuing professional development requirements. She is also the editor, and major contributor, of the Nursing News Blog associated with this Network.

Cheryl has worked extensively in the field of wound care management over the last 30 years. This passion for wound care has seen her lecture widely on the topic both in Australia and internationally and has led her to author a wound assessment book, multiple wound management documents, as well as creating a postgraduate wound care course.

Recently Cheryl has launched the Nurses for Nurses Wound Assessment Tool that was created based on her extensive experience in the field and her continued interaction with nursing colleagues, mentoring and assisting them to achieve the best possible wound management outcome for their clients. Cheryl continues her research into best practice wound assessment by overseeing a trial of the assessment tool in multiple clinical settings.

As an author, Cheryl’s aim is to provide the reader information that can be easily and practically applied in the clinical setting. As a presenter, Cheryl is known for her ability to deliver the complexities of wound management in a straightforward and easily understood format that allows attendees to easily apply the content to their individual clinical practice.

Cheryl’s aim is to make a difference to the recipients of health care and she believes that a positive outcome for the patient can only be achieved if Nurses keep up to date with best practice guidelines and their practical application in the workplace.

Course Content

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Learn the revised definitions of infections associated with wounds
  • Gain knowledge regarding the Wound Infection Continuum
  • Understand the impact that Biofilm has in the wound healing process
  • Review  best practice recommendations for the management of wound biofilm and Infections