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The Fabulous World of Wounds - The South Pacific

Modules 5, 6 & 9

27 April - 4 May 2019

In this conference, we will explore modules five, six, and nine of our Nursing Wound Management Program while island hopping around the stunning South Pacific.

The beauty of our wound management program is that it has been created so that attendees do not have to complete the modules in order, which means if you haven't completed any other modules you can still attend this fabulous!

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 24 CPD hours allocated in this Conference program.

Click here to see our full Nursing Wound Management Program>>

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....Read More>>

What's included in your Conference registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

The Modules included in this Conference Program

  • Module Five: Complex and Hard to Heal Wounds (6 CPD Hours)
  • Module Six: Wound Products and Best Practice application (6 CPD Hours)
  • Module Nine: Specialised Populations and Wound Management  Considerations (12 hours)

The Venue: P&O Pacific Dawn

Cruising aboard the opulent Pacific Dawn will elevate this Nursing conference experience, to that unforgettable trip you will be longing to relive. The beloved Pacific Dawn is now even better than before. It's been given a new sparkling look with a complete refurbishment. It's time for you to step onboard and explore!



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 The Pantry - it's like nothing you’ve seen on a cruise ship before. Stylish, individual outlets offer a range of contemporary Australian and international cuisines which are all Included in your fare.

There is also a range of specialty restaurants onboard. From celebrity chef dining at Salt Grill by Luke Mangan and delicious seafood at Shell & Bones to 400 Gradi, brought to you by the man with the Best Pizza Margherita in the world, there’s something for everyone....Click to 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.

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 Education at Sea and they can organise all your and your traveling 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.

Leave your worries behind when you enter The Oasis. It’s just like it sounds - a happy, peaceful escape that’s all about the downtime. The Oasis can be found on Deck 10.

The Program: (Click to download a condensed program) (Click to download the full program)

The program content is provided by a Nurse Educator with extensive clinical and educational 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: 


Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the "setting sail" festivities as we say farewell to Brisbane.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

DAY 2: 28 APRIL 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

Module 5: Complex and Hard to Heal Wounds

  • Complex Wounds – A melting pot of causes and types
  • Wound Biofilms and Wound Infection - The what, where, why, and best practice management strategies
  • Problem Solving Complex/Hard to Heal Wounds – Enhancing assessment and problem-solving skills

DAY 3: 29 APRIL 2019| NOUMEA | CPD: 6 HRS

Module 6: Wound Products and Best Practice Application

  • Bringing Clarity and Common Sense to Wound Product CategoriesDemystifying 3000+
  • Wound Care Products Currently Available on the Market
  • Wound Case Studies - Putting knowledge into practice

DAY 4: 30 APRIL 2019 | LIFOU ISLAND | 8 AM - 5 PM

Be blown away by Lifou’s pristine beauty, Noumea's best-kept secret. 
Evening: Join us for an open forum discussion session

DAY 5: 01 MAY 2019 | PORT VILLA | 8 AM - 5 PM

Port Vila is the harborside capital and main hub of Vanuatu, on Efate island. Its small downtown is home to colourful market stalls selling produce and local handicrafts. 
Evening: Join us for an open forum discussion session

DAY 6: 02 MAY 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

Module 9: Specialised Populations and Wound Management Considerations

  • Paediatric Patients and Wound Management
  • Bariatric Patients and Wound Management
  • Palliative Patients and Wound Management

DAY 7: 03 MAY 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

Module 9: Specialised Populations and Wound Management Considerations

  • ICU – Critically Ill Patients and Wound Management
  • Wound Care in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Patients
  • Real World Wounds to Solve

Evening: Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues - safe travels home.


0600: Disembark - safe travels!



What you need to know about the Modules:

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 9: Wound Therapies (12 CPD Hours)

Wound management is often complex and the complexity is magnified when caring for those populations that require specialised care and services. This module explores patient populations that have compounding variables that impact wound healing. The aetiology, risks, and best practice recommendations for wound and pain management will be explored with a focus on contemporary wound management products and group problem-solving.

Module learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the specialised care requirements of various client populations
  • Explore the linkages between physiology and the process of wounding
  • Examine the most common types of wounds that are found in these populations
  • Review Nursing strategies that are directed at reducing the incidence of unnecessary wounds or wound complications in these populations
The Fabulous World of Wounds - The South Pacific

Download the Full Program

Location / Venue
P&O's Pacific Aria island hopping around The South Pacific

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
24 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
27 April - 4 May 2019

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Conference Registration: $890.00
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Brad Bosward - Education at Sea

Conference Convenor: Brad Bosward - Education at Sea
Brad has been involved in business since joining AMP in the late 1980’s. After successfully completing Certificat ... Read more »

Jason Dawson - Education at Sea

Conference Convenor: Jason Dawson - Education at Sea
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southe ... 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 »

What you need to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea 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 Education at Sea a no obligation enquiry by simply filling in your contact details in the box at the top right-hand side of the page. 

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.

Conference Costs:



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Exclusive Online Library & Information Bank:

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 3 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.

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 here to download your copy >>



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.

Things to do onboard

Water Parks and Slides


Vist the Pantry


Experience the Edge Adventure Playground

Enjoy a Stage Show



Remember education expenses including airfares, food and accommodation may be claimed as a tax deduction. Please consult your tax accountant for individual advice.

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 (NfN), 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.