This is Session 1 of a 4 part series. Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) invites local General Practitioners and Practice Nurses to a webinar series which are aimed at increasing knowledge and skills for managing patients with chronic and acute wounds. It will provide clarity on patient assessment and identification of wounds that require referral. In addition, we will look at dressings and how to select the right dressing to optimise the patient experience and outcomes.
Speaker: Sara Ford (RN), National Clinical Educator, Hartmann Australia
• Provide an overview of wound healing, factors that will impact healing and the importance of good assessment and documentation
• Identify the difference between an acute wound and a chronic wound
• Provide an understanding of burns first aid and how to manage minor burns
• Provide an understanding of prevention and treatment of skin tears