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TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WOUND MANAGEMENT

30 Jan – 04 Feb 2022 | Port Douglas, Queensland | 24 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

Wound management can be challenging for both the individual living with a wound and also for the clinician. Too often this becomes about the “hole in the patient” not the “whole patient”. Wounds can have a negative impact on the individual affecting their quality of life.

This conference will explore a holistic approach to wound management taking into consideration the patient, their health and those factors that may impact on wound healing outcomes.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

At this conference you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the patient experience of wound management
  • Explore the concept of patient centred care in the wound management environment
  • Review various patient groups that will require a different approach to wound care management
  • Investigate the strategies that you can employ to meet the clients needs and maintain best practice options

You will learn:

      • What person centred care means in a wound management environment
      • How to recognise a chronic wound
      • What wound healing looks like in the chronic wound environment
      • The scope of practice framework
      • What you can delegate in regards to the wound management plan and what needs to remain a registered nurses responsibility
      • The complexities of the ageing skin
      • What interventions to put in place with the ageing skin to prevent further complications
      • The definition of skin integrity and how that underpins the wound assessment process
      • From a variety of case studies how to put theory into practice
      • The key issues involved with a bariatric patient and skin integrity and wound management
      • Specific strategies to employ with skin hygiene and find out what works and what should be avoided
      • The issues that should be understood when employing wound management techniques in the diabetic client
      • The issues that surround skin integrity and injection technique when working with a diabetic client
      • How palliative wound care should be provided and the key issues regarding the outcome that is achievable
      • About pain management strategies that should be employed in wound management plans
      • That medication is not always required as a pain strategy in wound care management
      • What should be included in a wound management plan
      • How a thorough assessment process can lead to using the correct wound care product
      • That of the thousands of wound care products on the market you only need a few to get great results
      • That teamwork is required to get the best result for the patient in the quickest and most cost effective manner
      • Heaps! – come and join us

Our Presenters:

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Louise Webber

Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following completion of her Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has worked across several public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She works collaboratively with several Aged Care Providers, private hospitals and Community Nursing Services and runs a Specialist wound clinic for a GP Practice north of Brisbane.

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Jules Aitken

Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Chronic Disease and Weight Management.  She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney.

Louise Webber

Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following completion of her Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has worked across several public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She works collaboratively with several Aged Care Providers, private hospitals and Community Nursing Services and runs a Specialist wound clinic for a GP Practice north of Brisbane.

Louise was previously an Honorary Clinical Fellow for Australian Catholic University having participated in several research projects leading to publication. She is passionate about wound care and striving for best practice and has participated in several international working groups for Pressure Injuries and Leg ulcers.

She is a mum of two teenagers, loves the Sunny Coast lifestyle and attempting to play golf!

The Program:

DAY One: 30 January 2022

1700 – 1800

Conference Welcome and Registration Reception

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

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

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    DAY TWO: 31 January 2022 | Conference Day 

    0900 – 0930

    Welcome to the Conference

    Housekeeping and the weeks program

    Today’s program explores the concept of living with a chronic wound and the patient’s experience

      0930 – 1030

      Scope of Practice, documentation for wound management | Jules Aitken

      In this session, the scope of practice will be investigated, delegation framework, and practical application in the workplace.

      1030 – 1100

      Morning Tea

        1100 – 1230

        Patients experience of living with a chronic wound | Louise Webber and Jules Aitken

        Listen to Jean’s story about her health and skin issues. Do we really understand the complexities of chronic disease and its impact on skin breakdown and healing?

        Group discussion following recording:

        • What are your thoughts for Jean
        • What does she need?
        • How do we achieve it?

        1230 – 1330

        Lunch and Networking

          1330 – 1500

          Wound healing – what is a chronic wound? | Louise Webber

          When does a wound become chronic, can it be prevented, how does this change our wound management plan?

          Content will include:

          • Wound healing process
          • Why is a wound chronic?
          • Types of chronic wounds

          1500 – 1530

          Afternoon Tea and Networking

          1530 – 1700

          Factors affecting wound healing | Louise Webber and Jules Aitken

          This is an interactive session that will include a scavenger hunt and a group discussion.

          DAY Three: 01 February 2022 

          0900 – 1030

          Review of Day One and an overview of day two

          Skin integrity – assessment and management | Louise Webber

          An overview of the skin including assessment and skin management to maintain skin integrity.

           

          1030 – 1100

          Morning Tea

            1100 – 1230

            Inflammation and Wound Healing | Jules Aitken

            The impact of inflammation on wound healing and comorbidities and medications will be investigated in this session.

            Afternoon Session

            The afternoon contains self-directed activities that will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device. If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

              Webinar: Person Centred Wound Care – what does this mean? | Louise Webber | Available via the conference online library

              Content will include:

                  • What is holistic care?
                  • Why is it important?

              Clinical Case Study – Focusing on Patient centred care with reflection based on Webinar

              Skin Integrity & Skin Tears
              | Louise Webber | Available via the Conference Online Library

              Best Practice, ageing & skin tears and management

               

              DAY Four: 02 February 2022 | Rest Day

              Explore Port Douglas

              Take this day to explore all the fantastic of Port Douglas and its surrounds – bushwalk in the Daintree, snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef or maybe board a cruise to go croc spotting.

              If you would prefer to explore with other conference attendees optional tours will be available stay tuned for the details. 

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              DAY Five: 03 February 2022 

              0900 – 1030

              Recap Conference Day Two and Review of Day Three

              Diabetes & Wounds | Jules Aitken | Presentation and Workshop session

              Content included:

              • Impact on wound healing
              • Impact of insulin on skin integrity- Lipohypertrophy & lipaotrophy
              • Practical session on injection techniques

              1030 – 1100

              Morning Tea

                1100 – 1230

                Wound & skin Hygiene – dos and don’ts | Louise Webber | Presentation and interactive session

                Let’s explore the concept of “clean it like you mean it” Cleansing beyond the wound and debriding non-viable tissue.

                Content Included:

                • Clean it like you mean it
                • Debriding non-viable tissue
                • Interactive session – Wound management products & debridement of non-viable tissue

                 

                1230 – 1330

                Lunch and Networking

                1330 – 1500

                Products for Palliative wound management | Louise Webber | Presentation and interactive session

                Content included:

                • Identifying products for palliative wound management
                • What to choose
                • Why this dressing?
                • Is cost an issue?

                1500 – 1530

                Afternoon Tea and Networking

                  1530 – 1700

                  Pain management in wound care | Jules Aitken 

                  Pain assessment and management are vital components of the wound management process. 

                  Content included:

                  • Distinguish between different types of pain in relation to wound management
                  • Explore tools and approaches to assessing wound pain
                  • Identify pharmacological & non-pharmacological methods for wound pain management
                  • Consider strategies to minimise pain for wound management

                    1830

                    Optional Event

                    A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

                    The GNMRC was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020, at the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. If you are a Nursing or Midwifery professional who wants to make positive changes to your community and the world, then this is the club for you.

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                    DAY Six: 04 February 2022 

                    0900 – 1030

                    Recap of Conference so far

                    Wound management planning – more than just a dressing | Louise Webber | Presentation and Interactive session

                    Patient-centred wound planning – exploring the different product options available – a hands on approach.

                    1030 – 1100

                    Morning Tea

                      1100 – 1230

                      Teamwork including working with other disciplines | Jules Aitken | Presentation and Interactive Session

                      “Teamwork makes the dream work” – the role of the team in patient-centred wound management.

                      Content included:

                      • Explores the concept of teamwork in wound management
                      • Examines the benefits of working together with a patient centred approach
                      • Planning for wound management – who do we need to achieve patient focused outcomes

                      AFTERNOON SESSION

                      The afternoon contains self-directed activities that will be in the Conference library for you to complete prior to the conference date or you can complete them this afternoon on your own device. If you have already completed these activities, enjoy exploring what Port Douglas has to offer.

                       

                      The Bariatric Patient – issues for skin integrity and wound healing | Jules Aitken | Recorded Webinar Available via the Conference Online Library

                      This session explores issues related to the care of the bariatric patient.

                       

                      Best Practice person centred wound care – a review of the literature | Louise Webber | Article and questions for reflection available in the conference library

                      In this session you will review the latest best practice article regarding person centred wound care and be provided with a number of question to assist you to reflect on your own clinical practice.

                       

                      Triangle of Wound Assessment – Focusing on the wound & bringing it all together | Louise Webber | Article and questions for reflection available in the conference library 

                      1700 – 1800

                      Farewell REception

                      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.

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                        Conference Registration Cost

                        $1,090.00 inc GST

                        What’s Included

                        • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                        • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert 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
                        • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
                        • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                        • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference 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 and session presenter
                        • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                        What’s not Included:

                        • Travel costs – flights and transfers
                        • Accommodation
                        • Optional Dinner
                        • Travel Insurance

                        What you don’t have to worry about:

                        • Housework
                        • Cooking Meals
                        • The Boss
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