Transform confusion to clarity and increase your knowledge and confidence. Wound Care 101 provides practical guidance to help you implement strategies to improve patient outcomes. We will begin by looking at the wound problem in Australia and strategies you can implement to improve skin integrity and reduce the wound burden. Then we will review the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin and the healing process. Next, we will explore how to perform a holistic assessment of a person with a wound and identify factors impacting on the wound healing process. Then we will explore key concepts involved in performing a wound assessment including assessment of tissue type (wound bed appearance), exudate, odour, wound edge, surrounding skin and pain. Following wound assessment, we will explore the principles behind dressing selection to help you identify and select the right dressings with more confidence. Finally, we will finish with a case-study scenario where you can apply all the concepts learned over the last six weeks.
Take the journey to improving your knowledge and skills by learning about assessment, management and prevention strategies for common wound types over 6 weeks. On each step of this pathway to discovery you will be supported with the information you need so you can bypass the barriers to implementation and improve patient outcomes faster. All it takes is an hour each week. Let me be your guide because this is where the rubber meets the road!