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Actions Optimising Outcomes In Burn Injured Patients
Presented by Lou Higgins, this webinar provides practical information to optimise outcomes for patients with burn injuries.

The webinar will assist in identifying effective actions to improve burn injury outcomes and provide an overview of the pathophysiology of the burn injury and understand the purpose of the action.

This webinar is aimed at nurses, surgeons and other clinicians working with patients with burns.

By the end of the webinar, participants will have:
1) Improved knowledge in management in burn care and enable best outcomes.
2) Improved confidence in providing care to improve outcomes for burn injuries such as elevation, positioning, nutrition etc.
3) Improved knowledge to identify areas of consideration to prevent burn injuries

By registering for this webinar, you will be registered to access the Praxhub education platform and provided login details, where you can view all of Interplast’s online education for free. If you don’t wish to be registered for the Praxhub platform, please email us (education@interplast.org.au)

Sep 22, 2021 04:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Lou Higgins
Burns Development Nurse @Alfred Hospital
Lou’s interest in burn care began over 30 years ago. Her longevity and enthusiasm for the burn specialty is accredited to performing several nursing roles and seizing diverse opportunities. In 2009 Lou undertook a research trial of donor site management, resulting in her authoring a published paper. Her appointment to the role of Burns Development Nurse (2012) requires the provision of education and support to nurses caring for a burn injured patient. She has developed learning packages and competencies to enhance consistent standards of quality burn care. In 2019, Lou co-produced the online project ‘Road to Recovery’ an educational resource for community nurses caring for burn patients and in 2020 developed a burn learning pathway to guide the progression of education for ward nurses delivering burn care. Lou completed her Masters in 2016 and joined the Interplast team in 2018 contributing to the Nepal program.
Melissa Neely
Burns Liaison Nurse @Alfred Hospital
Mel is a Burns Liaison Nurse at the Victorian Adult Burns Service. Commencing this role 3 years ago, she oversees and provides specialist burn care throughout the patient journey from admission to discharge. She has been involved in Burn care for 17 years. Mel has a strong passion for wound care, completing a Graduate Certificate in 2017. She enjoys working within the wider Multidisciplinary team to facilitate care and improve outcomes for this complex and diverse patient group.