The Nurses for Nurses Network provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) On Line, On Demand, and On Tour.

Wound Care Master Class Course - South Pacific

23 June - 1 July 2017

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The Nurses for Nurses Network proudly brings you this Wound Care Master Class Course. The program is extensive and provides the attendee with the foundation of wound management knowledge and skills that will form the basis of their wound management clinical practice into the future.

This course is will be held aboard the Carnival Spirit as it sails the South Pacific visiting Isle of Pines, Mare, and Noumea. Our cruise partners Education at Sea will be ensuring that you have an exceptional cruise experience.

The sessions are provided as a mixture of face to face sessions (FF), self­directed reading material (SD), and recorded webinars (W). The webinars and the self­directed reading material are provided to attendees prior to the commencement of the course. The attendee can view the webinars prior to the commencement of the course as a self­directed CPD activity or the session will also be presented at the conference as per the program and the attendee can view the session in the conference room with a course facilitator present.

Please note there are two ways to benefit from attendance:
1. Complete all sessions and receive a Certificate of Completion for your Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) Evidence Portfolio
2. Complete all sessions and undertake Course Assessment Activities and be
awarded a Certificate of Wound Management as well as receiving a Certificate of
Completion for your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Evidence Portfolio.

The Program (Click for a 1-page Itinerary)

Day 1: Cruise out of Sydney Harbour
Registration, welcome drinks and canapes

Day 2: Module One - The Key Components of Competent Wound Assessment and Care Planning

  • The Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Identification and Categorisation of Wounds
  • What Information should be captured in a comprehensive Wound Assessment
  • How to Complete a Comprehensive Wound Assessment
  • How to Interpret the Assessment Data to Create the Plan of Care

Day 3: Module Two - The Key Components of Competent Acute Wound Management

  • The Types of Acute Wounds
  • The Management of Burns
  • The Management of Skin Tears
  • The Management of Surgical Wounds
  • The Management of Trauma Wounds

Day 4: Shore Visit The Isle of Pines

  • Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide
  • Networking Session

Day 5: Shore Visit Mare

  • Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Wound Management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers 
  • Networking Session

Day 6: Shore Visit Noumea

  • Mechanisms of Maggot Induced Wound Healing
  • The Standards for Wound Management
  • Networking Session

Day 7: Module 3 - The Key Components of Competent Pressure Injury Prevention, Assessment & Management

  • The Categories of Pressure Injuries that Drives Prevention and Care Strategies
  • The Risk Factors Associated with Pressure Injury Development – Including Skin and Tissue Assessment
  • High-Risk Populations and the Specialised Nursing Interventions Required
  • The Interventions Available to Prevent Pressure Injuries
  • The Wound Management Strategies to Effectively Treat Pressure Injuries

Day 8: Module 4 - The Key Components of Competent Chronic Wound Management

  • The Types of Chronic Wounds
  • Arterial Ulcers – Aetiology, Management, and Care Planning
  • Venous Ulcers – Aetiology, Management, and Care Planning
  • Mixed Ulcers – Aetiology, Management, and Care Planning
  • What Prevents a Chronic Wound from Healing?
  • Wound Product SelectionDay

Farewell Drinks and Canapes

Day 9: Disembark Sydney

Once you have booked and paid your deposit, we will send you an invitation to be a part of a closed Facebook group, to discuss and share info about the upcoming CPD adventure.


All bookings for this fabulous event are being handled by The Team at Travel Direct Australia.

Please contact Elita, Helen or Jason to book or for further details:

Phone: 02 6674 2577


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To secure your place on this event a deposit of $600pp is required at the time of booking with the final balance payable on or before 1st April 2017. 

Course Content

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

Wound Care Master Class Course - South Pacific

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Location / Venue
The Carnival Spirit cruising the South Pacific

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
39 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
23 June - 1 July 2017

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Payment Plans Available - Contact Travel Direct Australia 0266742577
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Cheryl Dezotti (original)

Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti (original)
Cheryl is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Quality in Health Care. Cheryl has worked in both the acut ... Read more »

The Venue: 

The Carnival Spirit

"The Carnival Spirit is back cruising Aussie waters having returned from a $60 million renovation in Singapore last year, and its new look is out to impress Australia’s burgeoning cruise market.


Showing off a distinctly Mexican and Caribbean feel, the cruise line has added three new restaurants, four bars and a redesigned kids’ club to its offerings. A cruise on Carnival Spirit is all about having fun. It’s relaxed, unpretentious and entertaining, and staff do everything they can to make your time at sea one to remember. " Rowena Ryan for the Herald Sun


 On Board Activities

            The Piano Bar


              Stage Shows


              The Casino


 The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar


           Serenity Retreat


          Fat Jimmy's BBQ

The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.