Pre-conference Workshops

The pre-conference workshops will run over two sessions on Wednesday 24 October.

The workshops are an additional cost to attending the conference. You can also just register to attend the workshops without attending the conference.

Cost

Attending conference Not attending conference
Wounds Australia member $85 $120
Non-member $110 $150

Session 1 – 8.30am-10.30am

Workshop

Presenter/s

Description

Level

Workshop 1a
Debridement

Wendy White (TL)

Gillian Butcher

Must attend both 1a and 1b.
Introduction and theoretical background for debridement. The workshop will cover tissue type identification, types of debridement, how to debride, safe procedures and scope of practice.  Participants will then set up their own stations for Workshop B.

Key learning objectives:
1. Define wound debridement, and discuss the why, what, where, when and how

2. Discuss a conceptual approach to person focused risk assessment

3. Practically experience debridement modalities using tissue simulations / technique practice

Advanced

Workshop 2
Major Wound Dressings:
How do we navigate?

Geoff Sussman (TL)

Classification of dressings, assessment tools.  Basic to advanced technology – to provide a case study for discussion in groups also including use of a company catalogue.

Key learning objectives:
1. To understand the role of a dressing in wound management

2. To identify dressings by the function rather than type

3. To clarify the best method for choice of dressing

Foundation to Advanced

Workshop 3
Burn wound management

Natalia Adanichkin (TL)

Stuart Harper

Linda Quinn

This workshop will provide information on treatment of burns in acute and community settings. It will include assessment, treatment and management of non-healing burns

Key learning objectives:
1. Burn pathophysiology and skin function

2. Wound assessment and referral criteria

3. Wound management and Dressing techniques

4. Management of complex wounds

Foundation

Workshop 4
Achieving engaged patients in wound management

Charne Miller (TL)

William McGuiness

This interactive session will explore the needs of patients engaging in self-care and their health literacy. Workshop participants will identify strategies they can use to support patients to understand their wound and its care and be an active member of their wound healing team.

Key learning objectives:
1. Examine concepts of the health care team, person centred care and evidence based practice in relation to wound management

2. Explore how diversity and health literacy can influence patient experiences

3. Identify strategies to facilitate practice that will successfully engage patients in their wound management.

Foundation

Workshop 5
Aseptic Technique

Lyn Thomas (TL)

Judith Barker

Pam Morey

Review of recommendations for Aseptic Technique for a dressing procedure. Demonstrations on how to wash a limb and cleanse a wound. Demonstrations of standard and surgical technique. Demonstration of how to process and store open but unused product. Debate or discussion on the merits of the document.

Key learning objectives:
1. Identify key infection risk factors according to the setting, client and wound

2. Describe strategies to minimise infection risk when undertaking wound dressing procedure

3. Demonstrate techniques for handling and storing open-but-unused dressings

4. Discuss practical approaches for washing the limb with a wound

Foundation

Workshop 6
The swollen limb

Jan Rice (TL)

Neil Pillar

Michael Woodward

Melinda Brooks

Linda Howell

An overview of types of oedema and management (cellulitis, CHF, VLU, lymphedema). Followed by interactive stations including various bandaging techniques and alternates to bandaging, modified compression,  Intermittent compression devices and electrical stimulation

Key learning objectives:
1. Understand the constituents of body fluid

2. Under medications and their impact on oedema prevention, management and side effects

3. Gain an insight into the types of bandages and devices available and when to use what

4. Pick up some tips on patient education and compliance

Foundation

Session 2 – 11.00am-1.00pm

Workshop

Presenter/s

Description

Level

Workshop 1b
Debridement

Wendy White (TL)

Must attend both 1a and 1b.
Practical workshop.
This is the practical session on using various methods of debridement

Key learning objectives:
1. Define wound debridement, and discuss the why, what, where, when and how

2. Discuss a conceptual approach to person focused risk assessment

3. Practically experience debridement modalities using tissue simulations / technique practice

Advanced

Workshop 5 (repeated)
Aseptic Technique

Lyn Thomas (TL)

Judith Barker

Pam Morey

Review of recommendations for Aseptic Technique for a dressing procedure. Demonstrations on how to wash a limb and cleanse a wound. Demonstrations of standard and surgical technique. Demonstration of how to process and store open but unused product. Debate or discussion on the merits of the document.

Key learning objectives:
1. Identify key infection risk factors according to the setting, client and wound

2. Describe strategies to minimise infection risk when undertaking wound dressing procedure

3. Demonstrate techniques for handling and storing open-but-unused dressings

4. Discuss practical approaches for washing the limb with a wound

Foundation

Workshop 7
Grand Rounds

Terry Swanson (TL)
Matt Malone
Stephen Yelland
Keryln Carville
Margo Asimus
Alberto Piaggesi
Greg Schultz

Patient with a Stoma
Patient with a DFU
Patient with a PI
Patient with a malignant wound

An interactive session to review or learn how to achieve a diagnosis, investigations ordered and their interpretation, treatment options and team work.

Key learning objectives:
1. Case study presentation

2. Diagnostic rationale and interpretation

3. Working within a multidisciplinary team

4. Management strategies for the complex patient

Advanced

Workshop 8
Critical appraisal of wound resources and literature

Bill McGuiness (TL)

Why do we turn people 2 hourly? What does moderate exudate mean? Why does compression need to be 20 to 50mm Hg? This interactive session will explore various evidenced based wound resources available to answer similar questions. Skills in finding evidence, determining how reliable it is and applying it to common practice will be developed via ‘real life’ challenges.

Foundation

Workshop 9
Offloading and modification of footwear for the high risk foot

Nikki Frescos (TL)

David Sutton

Annette Davies

This practical workshop is tailored for podiatrists and advanced practice nurses working with high risk feet. It will present the 2018 Diabetes Foot Australia guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes and the IWGDF guidance on footwear and offloading interventions to prevent and heal foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Participants will gain knowledge on the practical application and interpretation of foot scanners and biomechanics for the prescription of footwear and modifications in offloading the diabetic foot.

Key learning objectives:
1. To enhance knowledge and practical interpretation on the current Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes.
2. To learn and understand the mechanics of the various footwear designs and modifications in order to prevent injuries.
3. To obtain a visual understanding of plantar pressures of the foot using foot scanner technology and its application to prescribing off-loading interventions.
4. To understand the effects of off-loading interventions to the one foot and how to address the impact it has on the contralateral foot.
5. Gain a working knowledge of the effects of prefabricated footwear on Charcot foot.

Advanced

Workshop 10
Value in wound care: assessing bang for buck

Eugene Salole (TL)

This workshop is about evidence-based woundcare, health outcomes and costs, with a practical introduction to assessing the “value” of innovative products and procedures. Participants must come armed with pencil, paper, the calculator on their phone and loads of enthusiasm.

Key learning objectives:

1. A general understanding of the principles and practice of health technology assessment.

2. A general understanding of the types and quality of evidence, and how to find and interpret it.

3. A general understanding of the meaning and relevance of ‘value’ in the context of wound care.

Foundation

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