Unpicking the mysteries of wound management products
20 – 21 May 2022 | The Sunshine Coast | 18 CPD Hours
This conference explores the complex area of managing wounds. The conference will explore the different wound types, best practice management, and dressing selection for best healing outcomes.
Conference Learning Outcomes:
- Gain an understanding of the basic wound assessment
- Investigate different dressing products for developing a Wound product formulary
- Explore and participate in hands on workshops for different dressing products for acute and chronic wounds and managing wound infection
- Discuss Best Practice & Principles for different wound types
You will learn:
- The different wound types including acute and chronic wounds and the wound healing process
- The clinical requirements of wound assessment
- Best Practice guidelines for wound assessment
- How to manage non-viable tissue with dressings
- The criteria for wound product selection
- The various wound care products available on the market
- That you don’t need all the products available to have an effective management strategy
- About acute wounds specifically those that can present in the emergency environment and how acute wounds are managed
- What is wound exudate
- Why does wound exudate occur
- How to manage wound exudate
- In a hands-on environment the various dressing types that can be used to manage wound exudate
- How to identify a wound infection
- The best practice principles for the management of wound Infection
- The when, why, and how of Antimicrobials dressings
- What a wound formulary is and how to create one
- Heaps! – come and join us
Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practioner), BA (Hons), RN
Louise has over 20 years of experience in wound management and established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following the 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!
Masters Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN
Louise has over 20 years of experience in wound management established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following the completion of her Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has worked across several public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.
Nurse Practitioner Complex Wound Management, Skin Integrity Services, Critical Care & Clinical Support Services/Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Metro North Hospital & Health Service
Kerrie is a Nurse Practitioner in wound management and was instrumental in setting up the Skin Integrity Service at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Kerrie has approximately 30 years’ experience in wound management and has worked primarily in tertiary hospitals in NSW and Qld.
She manages an outpatient wound clinic, provides inpatient consultations and is a resource for the Metro North Health Service District and across Queensland. Kerrie has been a guest lecturer for various universities on wound care as well as providing continuing education programs for the Metro North Health District.
In 2016 and 2018 Kerrie was awarded the Ian McFarlane Award for nursing excellence in clinical education and clinical practice. In amongst all this Kerrie does manage to find time to spend with her family especially her two beautiful granddaughters and 4 month old grandson.
Nurse Practitioner Complex Wound Management, Skin Integrity Services, Critical Care & Clinical Support Services/Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Metro North Hospital & Health Service.
Kerrie is a Nurse Practitioner in wound management and was instrumental in setting up the Skin Integrity Service at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.
DAY One: Friday, 20 May 2022
0900 – 0930
Registration and Welcome
0930 – 1030
Overview – Common wound types, wound healing and best practice | Presenter: Kerrie Coleman
This session explores different wound types including acute and chronic wounds and the wound healing process.
1030 – 1100
1100 – 1230
Wound Assessment and Management | Presenter: Kerrie Coleman Louise Webber
Conducting a wound assessment and applying best practice principles.
1230 – 1330
1330 – 1400
Introducing Wound Products | Presenter: Louise Webber
Managing non-viable tissue with dressings.
1400 – 1700
Investigating products for managing non-viable tissue. Product show and tell
Product representatives will deliver a short presentation on their company products for managing non-viable tissue. This will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Louise Webber
1525 -1540: Afternoon Tea
DAY TWO: Saturday, 21 May 2022
0830 – 1015
Wound exudate, oedema and the impact on wound healing | Presenter: Kerrie Coleman
In this session, the various acute wounds will be reviewed and the management strategies for same will be discussed.
1015 – 1030
1030 – 1500
Managing an oozy wound! Product Show and Tell
Product representatives will deliver a short presentation on their company products for managing wound exudate. This will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Louise Webber
1030 – 1100: BBraun bring in exudate management
1105 – 1135: Coloplast control that oozy wound
1140 – 1210: Convatec keeping the fluid at bay
1215 – 1245: Smith and Nephew stemming the flow
1245 – 1315: Lunch
1315 – 1345: 3M treating the wet wound
1350 – 1420: Molnlycke minimising the maceration
1425 – 1455: EBOS Healthcare limiting the exudate damage – More about EBOS Healthcare >>
1500 – 1530
1530 – 1630
Reflection in Action | Presenter: Louise Webber
Deal or no Deal – debride or no debride – loose that fluid and you’re out. A fun session to reflect on the knowledge gained.
DAY Three: Sunday, 22 May 2022
0830 – 0930
Wound Infection – best practice and principles | Presenter: Kerrie Coleman
0930 – 1225
Antimicrobial dressings – what can I use and how do I use them? Product show and tell
Product representatives will deliver a short presentation on their company products for managing wound infection. This will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Louise Webber
0930 – 0950: BBraun battling biofilm
0955 – 1015: Coloplast controlling the bugs
1015 – 1030: Morning Tea
1030 – 1050: Convatec combating bacteria
1055- 1115: Smith and Nephew striving for healing
1120 – 1140: 3M containing contamination
1140 – 1200: Molnlycke managing the microbe
1205 – 1225: EBOS Healthcare limiting bacterial lode
1225 – 1300
Bringing it all together Q&A | Presenters: Louise Webber and Kerrie Coleman
Goodbye and safe travels to where it is you hail from!