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160472 - Wound Care

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Workshop participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of clinical governance in wound management inclusive of scope of practice, policy, evidence-based practice, inter-professional practice and consumer engagement. 
The workshop content includes: 
• Clinical Governance in Wound Management 
• Dressing Product Workshop 
• Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement 
• Wound Assessment 
• Overview of Common Wound Types; including Diabetic Foot Ulcers, 
Skin Tears and Skin Ulcers 

Relevance to General Practice

Optimal management of wounds in the community is important to prevent potential complications such as infections. General practitioners play a major part in managing patients’ wounds in the community and it is important to appreciate the principles of wound management to minimise the incidence of wound complications.1 
Patients with wounds often require regular dressings over a period of time. This currently requires patients to access their local public hospital, leading to significant time and costs. Wound management adds significantly to costs for local hospital as well as potential use of beds for social rather than medical reasons. Therefore, in rural areas general practice is best placed for the management of chronic wounds, as it is convenient and inexpensive for patients to visit their local general practice. General practices are usually more accessible than hospitals or specialist clinics in rural areas and they can accommodate frequent episodes of clinical care. 2

Learning outcomes
  • State four elements of clinical governance in wound management
  • List two dressing products to manage each of the following wound characteristics
  • Complete a wound assessment, identify the short and long-term goals of care and select an appropriate primary and secondary product(s) to manage the wound
  • Demonstrate safe clinical skills in undertaking conservative sharp wound debridement techniques
  • List three aetiological factors that contribute to the development of the following chronic wounds: diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure injuries
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    160472 - Wound Care
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