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CPD35m of CPD
Total Rating(s)157
First Published
Updated19 January 2019
Expires 31 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides a brief but comprehensive overview of aseptic technique, its importance, and how to correctly perform an aseptic procedure.

Topics include:

  • Definitions and terminology
  • Importance of aseptic technique
  • Different techniques
  • Practical demonstration of performing aseptic technique

Target audience

Health professionals working in any setting and who manage people requiring a wound dressing.


Refresh knowledge on how to correctly perform a wound dressing with an aseptic non-touch technique.


Wound cleansing aims to remove excess exudate, dressing remnants and non-viable tissue from the wound to promote healing and reduce infection risk. Appropriate wound cleansing can remove the local barriers to healing and is an essential element in wound management. This seemingly basic and simple procedure can be quite complex and requires assessment and an understanding of the person and their wound.

Whilst there is a focus on the products and solutions suitable for wound cleansing, there is a lack of practical guidance on how to actually cleanse wounds. Utilising the appropriate processes for wound cleansing will benefit patients.

Learning Outcomes
  • Wounds dressed using the correct aseptic technique will have fewer adverse outcomes compared to those dresses with improper technique

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Sue Templeton

Sue works as a community-based nurse practitioner: wound management in Adelaide. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing persons with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies and procedures. Sue has been actively involved in the wound management professional body at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active on several state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the life of persons with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

157 Total Rating(s)
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Belinda Nicol
11 Feb 2019

Very practical

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May Black
10 Feb 2019

I always find any course presented by Sue Templeton to be engaging and well presented.

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Jan Raymund Garingalao
09 Feb 2019


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Trevor Lowe
07 Feb 2019

Good basic and simple in reminding of the basic techniques. However it did appear that the presenter was taking waste/non clean materials over the sterile field into the waste bag rather than maintaining the clean to dirty pathway

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Catherine Kelly
07 Feb 2019

Excellent delivery of evidence based content.

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Angelica Rivera
07 Feb 2019

Just a bit concern about preparing the gauze one at a time. Using the same gauze in cleaning the wound which make the forcep not aseptic anymore and putting it back to the aseptic area.

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Fatma Musa
07 Feb 2019

Great learning resource.

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Matthew woodham
06 Feb 2019

An important and effective unit especially as a refresher

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Nicole Heading
06 Feb 2019

Great refresher and lerning tool for new students

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Louise Allan
05 Feb 2019

This was informative.