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Wound Dressings

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives

Course Overview

Healthcare professionals require a comprehensive understanding of wound dressings and how to select and apply each type correctly, in order to manage wounds appropriately. However, many of us are unsure as to which dressings to select and why one might be preferred over another. It is due to this uncertainty that education updates in wound dressings are essential.


  • Wound dressing product selection;
  • Functions and limitations of wound dressings;
  • How to implement a wound dressing management plan;
  • Correct usage of particular wound dressings in clinical practice.


Wound dressings and their correct selection and application are vital for effective wound management for patients. There is a large variety of dressings available, each with specific purposes, and more products are being released every year. This can create confusion for nurses and health professionals when trying to choose the correct wound dressing for patients. Up-to-date knowledge about types of wound dressings and their uses is essential to increase confidence in meeting the needs of the patient. This improvement benefits all involved, including the patient, healthcare professional and the healthcare system.


This Course provides up-to-date knowledge in regard to understanding the various categories and types of wound dressings available, their function and their use in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select the correct dressing through increased knowledge of the functions and limitations of particular wound dressings.
  • Correlate the patient’s requirements, wound requirements and products available to implement a wound dressing management plan.
  • Apply a particular wound dressing according to the best-practice guidelines and tailored to the patients’ needs.

Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals working in all clinical areas in which wound assessment skills are required.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks has worked in wound management for more than 20 years in a variety of settings from the Victorian Adult Burns Unit to community nursing to research and lecturing in wound care at both Monash and Latrobe Universities. Melinda works in private practice as a nurse practitioner in wound management, following her endorsement in 2013. Her work is mainly in aged care and the community, providing consultancy and education. In 2016, Melinda and two colleagues began 'Wounds R Us' – a collaboration that provides wound management education to clinicians around Melbourne. Melinda has presented at many state and national conferences and thrives on teaching others about the importance of holistic wound management. Melinda is currently a member of the Wounds Australia Education Pillar and committee member of the Wounds Australia national conference 2018.

Wound Dressings
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Wound care
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
46 minutes of CPD
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