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The Fabulous World of Wounds - Module One

Physiology and Best Practice Wound Assessment | #nurse #woundcare

Commences the 6th February 2018

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.

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 e-Seminar series, we will explore Module One. 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 8 CPD hours allocated in this e-Seminar program.

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 One is a series of four e-Seminar sessions: 

All 4 sessions are included in the registration fee.

Tuesday 6 February 2018 @ 1400 (Qld Time)
The Physiology of Wound Healing and the Identification and Categorisation of Wounds 

Wednesday 14 February 2018 @ 1400 (Qld Time)
What Information should be Captured in a Comprehensive Wound Assessment

Tuesday 20 February 2018 @ 1400 (Qld Time)
How to Complete a Comprehensive Wound Assessment 

Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 1400 (Qld Time)
How to Interpret the Assessment Data to Create the Plan of Care

What if these dates don't suit me?

If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions a recording of the session will be available to you - simply login to the website. Here you can watch the recording, access the Online Document Library and email the presenter if you have any questions. The resources in the Online Document Library will be available to attendees until the 26th April 2018.

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.

Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 2 hour session
The Physiology of Wound Healing and the Identification and Categorisation of Wounds 

In this session you will:

  • Gain knowledge regarding the skin structure as it relates to wounds
  • Explore the Wound Healing process in detail with an emphasis on what occurs physiologically when a wound becomes chronic
  • Discover clues, provided by determining the phase of wound healing, that will direct your wound management strategies
  • Investigate the different classifications of wounds and the potential implications for wound healing

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | 2 hour session
What Information should be Captured in a Comprehensive Wound Assessment

In this session you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the fundamental elements that must be included in a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Explore the Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management
  • Discover the links between physiology and wound assessment – what the wound is telling us through physical examination
  • Learn the ‘must do’ components of a wound assessment when access to resources are limited

Tuesday 20 February 2018 | 2 hour session
How to Complete a Comprehensive Wound Assessment 

In this session you will:

  • Review the key processes associated with conducting a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Identify the recommended risk assessment tools for use in the Australian healthcare setting
  • Explore practical solutions for measuring difficult wound parameters
  • Discover ‘Nursing Tips’ which can be valuable when assessing complex wounds

Thursday 22 February 2018 | 2 hour session
How to Interpret the Assessment Data to Create the Plan of Care

  • Learn key variables for each assessment factor that can impact wound management decision making
  • Identify practical ways to correlate the physiological assessment evidence with your knowledge of the wound healing process to support the creation of a comprehensive plan of care
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of establishing the goal of wound care
  • Reflect on the information that should be included when documenting a wound assessment, from a legal and professional perspective

 

Course Content

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The Fabulous World of Wounds - Module One
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
8 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
Commences the 6th February 2018
1400 (Qld Time)

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Includes all four sessions
Members: $240
Non-Members: $300
Students: $

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 »

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Testimonials

"I love the way Cheryl uses general principles to guide and teach people about wound care rather than having " reps" pushing their dressing types."

 

"Good course content easy to follow"

 

"Comprehensive informative content, passionate and caring facilitators"

 

"The content was up to date, contemporary and comprehensive the presenter very knowledgeable and organisers very helpful."

 

"Amazing! Extremely knowledgeable and approachable presenter with a wealth of information. Probably the best seminar I have ever been to."

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