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Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1165
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides a comprehensive overview of wound dressings, including what to consider before selecting a dressing, the properties and functions of common wound dressings, and examples of types of wound dressings that you can use in your workplace. We will take a look at most commonly used (but not all) types of wound dressings available.

Topics
  • The functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • The main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • The purpose and properties of common wound dressings
  • The components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen
Need

Wound dressings are a vital component where a wound requires management by a healthcare professional. There are currently a plethora of wound dressings available, with more being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses when trying to choose a wound dressing. Understanding wound dressings can assist the nurse to select an appropriate wound dressing that will create the ideal local wound environment to achieve the identified objective/s.

Knowledge and confidence regarding in choosing and using wound dressings can enhance wound progress and contribute to an optimal patient outcome. Wound dressings can contribute significantly to resource use, related to the frequency of dressing changes, the time taken to change wound dressings and the cost of the dressings themselves.

Education and training in wound dressings have been demonstrated to improve knowledge, product selection and reduce dressing change frequency. Ultimately this improves outcomes.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge and skills in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes
  • State the functions and limitations of wound dressings
  • Identify the main classes and functions of wound dressings
  • State the purposes and properties of common wound dressings
  • Explain the components to consider in implementing a wound dressing regimen
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals who work in settings where they may need to manage people requiring a wound dressing.

Disclosure

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.

Educator

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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

Details
CPD1h 55m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)1165
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Wound Management
Community Nursing
Clinical Assessment
Integumentary and Skin
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
1165 Total Rating(s)
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Heather McLean
21 Feb 2020

This resource was easy to follow and the testing after each section was a great way to engage and challenge my learning.

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Marion Eames
20 Feb 2020

The information was easy to understand and well presented. There were plenty of patient photos to support and enhance what the presenter had to say. I will recommend this review to other staff members.

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Christine Cattanach
20 Feb 2020

Thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting to wade through the various dressings and their uses

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Kim-Marie Harrison
19 Feb 2020

Fantastic presentation. Easy to understand and supported with great examples.

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Raul argana
18 Feb 2020

Good presentation.

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Maree Gallop
18 Feb 2020

Great practical examples that were helpful.

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Manliguez Anibel
17 Feb 2020

Familiar with type of dressing what to use

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William Wann
17 Feb 2020

Aged care often has a large number of wounds. From experience age care facilities can have mismanaged wounds that don’t heal. This can be from simple things such as multiple nurses changing regimes from a lack of knowledge. This lecture helped identify functions and limitations of dressings, classes and functions of dressings, purposes of some main types of dressings, components to consider when choosing dressings, dressing assessments and what to look out for in wound healing. Also barriers to wound healing was really interesting and informative.

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Donna Marguerite Murnane
16 Feb 2020

well presented and helpful.

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Michelle Read
16 Feb 2020

Excellent, one of the best I have seen.