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Practical Wound Education Workshop for Community Pharmacists - Brisbane
Fri. 12 May 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
In partnership with Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Wound Innovations are delivering 4 workshops in May – June for Community Pharmacists. Members of the PSA receive special discounted registrations - these close Friday the 14th April, so get in quick!
Community pharmacies are often the first point of contact for people with a wound. Pharmacists frequently advise on the most suitable wound care products for the customer’s needs, provide information on the range of wound products available and explain their use.
With the incidence of wounds increasing with age, customers are now presenting with more complex wounds such as leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds.
This 5 hour accredited (Group 2- up to 12 CDP points) workshop is suitable for pharmacists who are providing wound care services for consumers in the community pharmacy setting and want to develop a greater understanding of the fundamental principles of wound assessment and management, dressing selection and provide guidance to customers on caring for their wounds including referral pathways.
Participants must produce a Certificate of Completion of the Online Wound Education Program core module at registration on the first day of the program. Completion of the core module will enhance understanding of key concepts and terminology and allow more time for participants to focus on practical skills development. Purchase of the OWEP module provides the user with unlimited access to the module for 12 months from the date of purchase. There is an option to complete the other 7 modules over a 12-month period at an additional cost. Participants will be provided with a resource kit and a Certificate of Completion that counts toward Continuing Professional Education requirements.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Display an understanding of the physiology of normal wound repair and the body’s response to injury
2. Recognise the physiological differences between acute and chronic wounds and demonstrate knowledge of common wound types
3. Identify principles required to perform a holistic assessment of the patient with a wound
4. Identify factors that may affect wound healing
5. Apply a broad range of evidence based wound treatment options based on the principles of wound assessment
6. Identify patient education requirements
7. Recognise when and where to refer patients to maximise wound healing outcomes.
Workshops are facilitated by expert Wound Management Nurse Practitoners.