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The Fabulous World of Wounds - The South Pacific

A conference for Nurses who have a passion for wound care | #woundcare #nurse

16 July - 24 July 2018

The Nurses for Nurses Network has created a nine-module wound management program that provides the Nurse with the skill and knowledge to assess, plan, and manage wounds in the clinical setting to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.

Click here to find out more about the full Nursing Wound Management Program>>

In this conference, we will explore modules one, five, six, and seven. The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. There is a total of 26 CPD hours allocated in this Conference program.


 
The Carnival Spirit has a dedicated conference venue where the conference will be held during the days we are at sea. Travel with your family and friends – while you are attending an exceptional Nursing Conference they can explore the ship and get involved in onboard activities. Then each day after the conference sessions you can kick back and relax with them – what a great way to mix your need to keep up to date with best practice Nursing education and spend time with your family and friends in a spectacular location.

The Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti

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.

The Modules included in this Conference Program

  • Module One: Physiology and best Practice Wound Assessment (8 CPD Hours in total)
  • Module Five: Complex and Hard to Heal Wounds (6 CPD Hours)
  • Module Six: Wound Products and Best Practice application (6 CPD Hours)
  • Module Seven: Wound Therapies (6 CPD Hours)

The Venue: The Carnival Spirit


Cruising aboard Carnival Spirit will elevate this Nursing conference experience, to that unforgettable trip you will be longing to relive. You’ll be on a ship that’s nearly the length of three footy fields and 12 decks tall of things to do, see, taste and try.

Let's talk about your accommodation - all you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining options - you will be spoilt for choice and you can eat 24 hours a day if you want to.  From first-class restaurants to poolside dining the Chefs on this ship aim to provide you with an exceptional culinary experience...Read More

    

Dive headfirst into the fun - there are so many fabulous choices on offer when it comes to onboard activities, from gorgeous Stage Show, stand-up comics, karaoke in the piano bar to relaxing by the pool or getting pampered at the amazing day spa. If you are into fitness there is a fully equipped gym and a number of fitness tutorials provided by the expert trainers onboard.

The Carnival Spirit has grown to become one of Australians' favourite cruise ships. Like a true Aussie, it's laid-back, fun and friendly - and that describes the crew, your fellow passengers and the atmosphere onboard. 

Have a sneak peek at some of the dining options and one of the ports of call:

         

Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your Travel CPD adventure.
 
Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program. 

Just talk to the Team at Travel Direct and they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements
02 6674 2577.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults this ship has an adults only area including a pool, bar, and relaxation areas, with entry only available to people over the age of 18.

This area is called Serenity and can be found on Deck 9 at the front of the ship.

 

Can I Travel Alone? 

Yes, you can!

As you know Nurses are very friendly people and once you have spent a few minutes in conversation it's like you've been lifelong friends.

So don't limit yourself, we do many things as a group and you will soon find yourself swept up in the fun.

The Program:  (View 1 Page Itinerary)

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship holiday to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important as your need for rest and relaxation.  We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing continuing professional development to ensure you get the most out of the education experience.

Here is what the program looks like: (Click here to view the full conference program)

DAY 1 - MONDAY 16 JULY 2018 | DEPART SYDNEY
18:30: Conference Registration
 

DAY 2 - TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018 | AT SEA
CPD sessions presented today will include:

  • The Physiology of Wound Healing & the Identification and Categorisation of Wounds 
  • Complex Wounds – a melting pot of causes and types
  • Wound Biofilms and Wound Infection -  the what, where, why and best practice management strategies 

 

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 2018 | AT SEA
CPD sessions presented today will include:

  • Problem Solving complex/hard to heal Wounds – enhancing assessment and problem-solving skills
  • What Information should be captured in a comprehensive Wound Assessment 
  • Bringing clarity & common sense to wound product Categories

DAY 4 - THURSDAY 19 JULY 2018 | THE ISLE OF PINES
0900 - 1800: Explore this beautiful port of call at your leisure

Self-Directed CPD session:

  • How to Complete a Comprehensive Wound Assessment 

DAY 5 - FRIDAY 20 JULY 2018 | MARE
0800 - 1700: Enjoy a leisurely day on the gorgeous island of Mare

Self-Directed CPD session:

  • How to Interpret the Assessment Data to Create the Plan of Care 

DAY 6 - SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018 | NOUMEA
0800 - 1700: Go ashore and experience the sights of Noumea

DAY 7 - SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018 | AT SEA
CPD sessions presented today will include:

  • Demystifying 3000+ wound care products currently available on the market
  • Wound Case Studies - Putting knowledge into practice 
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy -  Fundamentals & troubleshooting

 

 

DAY 8 - MONDAY 23 JULY 2018 | AT SEA
CPD sessions presented today will include:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- history and current applications
  • Venous Ulcer Compression Therapy – combining theory with Practice
  • Maggot Therapy – back to the future with wound care
  • Bringing it all together

DAY 9 - TUESDAY 24 JULY 2018 | ARRIVE SYDNEY
0630: Disembark in Sydney

What you need to know about the Modules
 

Module One: Physiology and best Practice Wound Assessment (8 CPD Hours in total)

Understanding the physiology of the integumentary system, as it relates to wound healing, is pivotal to successful wound management. The correct visual identification and categorisation of wounds is critical as this information provides valuable ‘clues’ for the astute Nurse who is assessing, reviewing and managing wounds.  Poor assessment can lead to inappropriate wound management, possibly slow to heal wounds, a waste of resources and significant patient concerns 

In this module, we will apply our knowledge of the wound healing process, along with the categorisation of wounds to the recommended assessment process, highlighting the key points from the Standards for Wound Prevention and Management. You will learn how to interpret the information you glean from the comprehensive wound assessment process and discover the clues the wound displays which will assist your wound care product selection and ongoing care plan.

Module Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the physiology of wound healing and the categorisation of wounds
  • Explore the information that should be captured in a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Investigate how to complete a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Examine how to interpret the assessment data to create a plan of care

Module 5 Complex and Hard to Heal Wounds (6 CPD Hours)

Complex and Hard to Heal wounds impact the individual, their family, society and the health economy. Inappropriate or delayed treatment adversely affects the time for the wound to heal.  Failure to recognise wounds not progressing towards healing increases the subsequent risk of non-healing and places the patient at unnecessary increased risk of wound complications.

We will explore the aetiology of hard to heal wounds and learn the clues for management that are hidden within a wound assessment. We will focus on the world of biofilms and identify biofilm management recommendations along with reviewing and problem-solving dressing choices for problem wounds.

Module Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of complex and hard to heal wounds
  • Explore the available strategies to manage biofilm and wound infection 
  • Investigate what is best practice wound assessment
  • Review the nursing strategies that can be applied to the management of complex and hard to heal wounds

Module 6 Wound Products and Best Practice application (6 CPD Hours)

With over 3000 wound care products on the market, appropriate product selection can be difficult. In this module, we will explore the key categories of products available and review national and international best practice wound management guidelines. A number of “clinical tips” will be shared by the presenter during this session. In recognition of the fact that not all workplaces are well resourced with wound care products, the session will also cover a baseline selection of products that would allow you to address the majority of wounds that you may see in your clinical practice.

Module learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the common-sense strategies that should underpin product selection
  • Review the large number of wound care products currently on the market
  • Determine how adequate assessment should drive product selection
  • Discuss examples of various wound types and explore the products best suited to the situation

Module 7 Wound Therapies (6 CPD Hours)

Science and innovation are advancing the world of modern wound therapy at a rapid rate. Products that have been embraced in the past, are now combined with state of the art technologies to form new healing modalities to apply to wounds that by tradition would not have been able to be resolved. We will unpack the therapies that are available in Australia and review their application. Wound care research is progressing rapidly and we will peruse the latest products available now and on the horizon. You will be fascinated!

Module learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the theory and application of negative pressure wound therapy
  • Explore hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Investigate maggot therapy and the application in the modern wound care environment
  • Consider the use of venous ulcer compression therapy as an effective management strategy

Course Content

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The Fabulous World of Wounds - The South Pacific

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Location / Venue
Departing Sydney
Cruising on-board the Carnival Spirit

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
24 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
16 July - 24 July 2018

Cost
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Non-Members: $
Students: $

Jason Dawson

Group Leader: Jason Dawson
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southe ... Read more »

Sue Walker

Group Leader: Sue Walker
Sue is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care. Sue has exte ... Read more »

Cheryl Dezotti - Wound Care Consultant, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.

Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti - Wound Care Consultant, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.
Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Networ ... Read more »

Registration Cost

Conference Registration Price
$890.00

Please note: Accommodation is not included in the registration fee, please contact Travel Direct Australia in regards to cabin pricing.
 

Bookings

All bookings for this fabulous
event are being handled by
The Team at Travel Direct Australia
(Education at Sea):

Helen or Jason

Phone: 
02 6674 2577

Email: 
info@traveldirectaustralia.com.au
 




 


 

Shore Excursion:
When we travel it is great to explore the culture of the place we are visiting. The awesome team at Travel Direct create optional shore excursions that explore the location to show you the best the destination has to offer. Don't forget to ask them about these options when you call.
 


 


NfN's Ultimate Guide
to Cruising

Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship this guide is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure. 


Click to download your copy >>





Exclusive Online Library

We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. 
 

The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.
 

Library content includes:

  • Webinars and their corresponding note pages
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations


This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 4 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.

Please Note: Due to travel weight restrictions and an attempt to help save the planet, paper-based handouts will not be provided on board.


We encourage you to download any documents from the online library to your device of choice, that you want to refer to during the conference program.
Writing paper will be provided in your Conference pack.


What you need
to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Travel Direct Australia to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.
 

What are you waiting for?

Send Travel Direct a no obligation enquiry by clicking here>>  and filling in your details or

Contact Helen or Jason to book or for further details:
 

Phone: 02 6674 2577
E
mail: 
info@traveldirectaustralia.com.au
 


Onboard Activites
 

  The Piano Bar

Stage Shows

The Casino

 The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

Serenity Retreat

Fat Jimmy's BBQ


 

The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

Disclaimer:
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.