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)

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.

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.

Foundation to Advanced

Workshop 3
Burns

Burns Association in SA

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

Foundation

Workshop 4
Achieving engaged patients in wound management

Charne Miller (TL)

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.

Foundation

Workshop 5
Aseptic Technique

Lyn Thomas (TL)

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.

Foundation

Workshop 6
The swollen limb

Jan Rice (TL)

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

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

Advanced

Workshop 5 (repeated)
Aseptic Technique

Lyn Thomas (TL)

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.

Foundation

Workshop 7
Grand Rounds

Terry Swanson (TL)

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.

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

Nikki Frescos (TL), Pedorthic Association

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.

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.

Foundation

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