Wound Care Conference

Wounds on Water: Diving into the Wonderful World of Wounds

11 – 20 March 2021 | Cruising to NZ departing Sydney

Phone: 07 4153 4215
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Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

Wounds on Water: Diving into the Wonderful World of Wounds

32 CPD Hours
Nursing Event Wounds


Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Wound Care Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

Nurses for Nurses Event Wounds

It’s not every day that you get to explore wound management in such a fabulous setting. In fact you will learn about best practice wound management, the latest innovations, not to mention achieving the best possible outcome for your client/patient.

The presenters – Louise Webber and Jane Rodgers are highly experienced and respected wound care practitioners and educators. They will share their wealth of experience and knowledge with you in this interactive and exciting conference program.

All you have to do is sit back and take in the content and the scenery.

Nurses for Nurses Event Wounds

It’s no secret that wound care can be expensive for both the client and the health care system.

The really good news is that in this conference you will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to wound management and the various dressing products available on the market.

Which means that you can deliver best practice wound care and remain cost effective for the organisation that employs you.

Even more importantly you will leave this conference with new expert knowledge and feeling confident and inspired.

Nurses for Nurses Event Wounds

Conference Learning Outcomes:

In this conference you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the foundations of wound management
  • Investigate different wound types
  • Explore treatment options
  • Examine the multidisciplinary team involved in wound management

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenters:

Nurses for Nurses Louise Webber

Louise Webber
Masters of Nursing Science

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management and has worked across a number of public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She completed her Master of Nursing Science with QUT & became and endorsed Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and currently runs her own private practice in Skin Integrity & Wound Management. She works collaboratively with a number of Aged Care providers, private hospitals and community nursing services. Louise also runs 2 specialist wound clinics for a GP practice and community nursing group.

Nurses for Nurses Jane Rodgers

Jane Rodgers
RN, Dip. of Applied Science (Nursing) UTS, Grad. Cert. of Stomal Therapy Nursing (CON) and Masters in Clinical Nursing and Teaching (UTAS), Cert. IV in training & Assessment, Masters of Nursing Science

Jane has a long history as a surgical nurse working in Trauma, Orthopaedics and General Surgery units in Sydney. Jane was the Clinical Nurse Educator on a surgical unit from 2003-2006 prior to changing her focus to wound management and stomal therapy in 2006.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

day one: 11/03/21 | Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Sydney.

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

day two: 12/03/21 | At Sea |
Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of The Integumentary System
  • Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Repair or Regeneration?
  • Skin Integrity- What Does This Mean?
  • Skin Tears
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day three: 13/03/21 | At Sea | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Wound Hygiene
  • Wound Bed Preparation
  • Wound Assessment
  • Wound Cleansing
  • Wound Management
  • Wound Infection
  • Escalation of Care
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day four: 14/03/21 | The Sounds

Find yourself a fabulous vantage point as today we visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound.

Take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt in the past few days and how they relate to you personally and professionally.

day five: 15/03/21 | Dunedin

Dunedin, on New Zealand’s South Island, is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Explore Dunedin’s Victorian and Edwardian architecture, get close to rare wildlife and soak up the quirky city vibe.

day six: 16/03/21 | Wellington

Wellington, situated at the southern end of the North Island, New Zealand offers a great mix of art, culture, history and nature. Enjoy activities like kayaking, stroll the waterfront and a visit Te papa, New Zealand’s national museum while in Wellington.

day seven: 17/03/21 | Picton

Picton – The picturesque seaside town of Picton is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the main islands of New Zealand and the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.

Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants, various types of galleries. There’s also a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. Local operators can take you cruising, fishing, dolphin watching, sea kayaking or mountain biking.

day eight: 18/03/21 | At Sea | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Vascular wounds
    • Assessment
    • Oedema
    • Cellulitis
    • Pulses / dopplers
    • Compressions
  • Burns
  • Atypical wounds
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day nine am: 19/03/21 | At Sea | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Dressings
    • The which and why
  • Therapies
    • NPWT
    • Maggots
    • UltrasonicHyperbaric
  • Bringing it all together
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day nine pm:

Evening: 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 – safe travels home.

day ten: 20/03/21 | Arrive Sydney

Disembark in Sydney – Safe Travels!


The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient's experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

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Conference  Conveners

Helen Kansky

Jason Dawson

The Venue:

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas opens up exotic shores – plus a world of new experiences onboard. 90-metre-high views from the North Star. Transformative spaces like Two70. Roller skating and bumper cars at SeaPlex. Restaurants like Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, plus the robotic bartenders of Bionic Bar – all only on Royal Caribbean.

Let's talk about your accommodation

Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action that Royal Caribbean cruise ships are known for. From spectacular views to deluxe amenities, a stay with Royal Caribbean is like nothing else at sea.

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining Options

Indulge in la dolce vita at Chef Jamie Oliver’s acclaimed eatery, Jaime’s Italian. Take a flavour-filled journey to the exotic Far East at Izumi. Find your element among the elaborate entrees at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Or embark on a globetrotting gourmet adventure at Windjammer Marketplace. Set sail for delectable, with world-class complimentary cruise dining plus classic and avant-garde speciality onboard cruise restaurants— all with satisfying selections for the foodie and the finicky.

Relax and Unwind

Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the Vitality℠ Spa. Professional spa products from acclaimed brands such as Elemis®, bliss®, La Thérapie and Ionithermie bring the most advanced services to the sea. Massages, wraps, facials and acupuncture, or choose medi-spa treatments to smooth wrinkles, lift and tone. A more brilliant smile is just a tooth whitening away, while a salon completes the perfect look with hair and nail services.

Take in a Stage Show

Every sailing features original productions that you can only see onboard. Amazing vocalists and dancers deliver rousing performances wrapped up in stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions. Whether it's a jazz excursion, techno-inspired cabaret or something beyond, prepare to be amazed. Or you might be an adrenalin junkie! There are so many choices.
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Can I bring the family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.  Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements. Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults most ships have an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18. Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can......whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship out Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can't promise - but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577 for more information.

Costs and Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts 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/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) 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
Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time. 

Registration Cost




Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.


This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available.

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