BOOKED OUT - Attend a free e-Seminar in recognition of Wound Awareness Week
Chronic wounds result in significant functional impairment, reduction in quality of life, and a financial burden on our patients. The cost of chronic wounds to the Australian healthcare system is A $2.85 billion dollars per annum. Chronic wounds are often complex and difficult to heal. When infection and biofilm are present in chronic wounds the strategies required to heal the wound must be based on current international best practice. This session explores why these wounds won't easily heal and provides best practice wound management recommendations.
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
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Session 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.
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Wound Awareness Week, 16th – 20th October, is a joint collaborative project between Wounds Australia and the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC).
The key messages that these organisations want to circulate are:
- Nearly half a million Australians a day suffer from chronic wounds.
- Look out for signs your wound needs attention such as pain, heat, odour and slow healing.
- Wounds can cost up to $10,000 per patient and an estimated $3billion to the health system.
- Chronic disease and ageing can impact on wound healing. See your health professional.
- Wounds are not for life and are treatable. See your health professional.
With these key messages in mind, the Nurses for Nurses Network is presenting a FREE 1hr e-Seminar – The Implications of Biofilm and Infection: Find out why wounds don’t heal.
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