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WREN Nov 2018 for PSRACS

Lisa Hewitt, Regional Wounds Victoria CNC (Loddon Mallee)

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 9:00 pm - Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 4:00 pm (AEDT)

WREN Nov 2018 for PSRACS

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PSRACS RN OR EN Sold Out Ended $160.00 $0.00
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RNs and ENs currently work in a Public Sector Aged Residential Care Service (PSRACS) within RWV’s Loddon Mallee Region, where:

  • all residents are high-level care
  • residents are cared for by RNs and ENs (not PCWs)

The reason for restricted eligibility is that this program was funded by the Vic DHHS to improve wound management in these services. 


4 x Face-to-Face days

November 27th & 28th 2019 and Feburary 19th & 20th 2019

* note - these dates were rescheduled do to the original two days being cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

The Foundry Hotel Complex, 2 Old High St, Bendigo (Golden Square)

The pre-education module quizes must all be successfully completed before entry to the face-to-face days is permitted.


Pre-Education Modules -To be completed by Wed 21/11/2018 at 10pm (new date)

Depending on your level of knowledge and experience, these modules will take a total of between 3 - 9 hours. 

     * The level 1 module (paper based – download from RWV Loddon Mallee Web Page)

     * ReHSeN  module: Compression Therapy in the Mx of Venous Leg Ulcers (3794)

     *ReHSeN  module: Using a doppler to calculate ABPI (1828)
Please check you have access to the ReHSeN modules ASAP.  If you don't have access, please ask the ReSHeN administrator at your health service to enable these free modules for you.  If you don't have ReSHeN at your health service, contact Lisa Hewitt to organise a registration. 

1. Conduct comprehensive wound-related assessments and reassessments
2. Identify common aetiologies (including lower limb ulcers)
3.  Liaise with the client, their family and other members of the health care team to determine appropriate goals and coordinate a management plan agreed to by all involved.
4. Evaluate progress towards wound-related goals
5. Support the prevention of pressure injuries (PI), skin tears and incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) on your unit.
6. Work with your unit manager to identify and address barriers to good wound management, and to support / educate other nurses to:
      a) Prevent PIs, skin tears and IAD
      b) Follow wound treatment plans
      c) Identify urgent wound-related problems
      d) Accurately document the appearance of wounds (e.g. when changing dressings)
      e) Stage PIs and Skin tears

About the Presenters:

Andrea Minnis - presenting on days 3 & 4

Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner in wound management and has over 25 years experience working with clients with chronic and complex wounds and oedema. Andrea worked with Bendigo Health for over 18 years as a founding member of the Tissue Trauma and Wound clinic and established her private practice; Bendigo Wound Management in 2013.  Andrea provides specialist management to individuals with chronic and complex wounds and oedema and works closely local services, specialists and the TAC to provide support to complex clients across the region, as well as providing clinical support to Hospital inpatients, Nursing home and Hostel residents in the Bendigo and outlying regions. Andrea is a past President of the Victorian branch of Wounds Australia, was convenor of the 2016 Inaugural Wounds Australia conference, co-convenor for the2019 Victoria Wounds Australia conference and is a founding member of the Loddon Mallee Nurse Practitioner Mentoring Group. Andrea provides regular education in Bendigo and surrounding areas including an annual Seminar in Bendigo.  Andrea holds a Masters degree in Nursing (Research) and is passionate about improving community access to specialist wound management services and fostering the role of the Nurse Practitioner in wound management. 

Lisa Hewitt - Presenting on days 1 & 2 and assisting Andrea Minnis on days 3 & 4

Lisa is a Bendigo Health employee who has been employed as the Regional Wounds Victoria (RWV) Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) for Loddon Mallee Region since 2008. In this role, she works collaboratively with staff in regional district nursing services and residential aged care services to improve wound management practices in their services. She is passionate about providing nurses with access the education and resources they need to ensure the people they care for are offered best practice wound management.  Lisa is past Regional Representative of the Victorian branch of Wounds Australia, and in that role worked with the committee to extend their Twilight Seminars in Melbourne to 18 regional sites around Victoria via live streaming.  Lisa has is an RN with over 30 years experience in a variety of settings. She developed a special interest in wound management in the 1990s and completed Cert. Stomal Therapy in 1998, Post Grad Cert (Wound Management) in 2006 and extended it to a Post Grad Dip (Wound Management) in 2012. 

Have questions about WREN Nov 2018 for PSRACS? Contact Lisa Hewitt, Regional Wounds Victoria CNC (Loddon Mallee)

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The Foundry Hotel Complex
2 Old High Street
Bendigo, VIC 3550

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 9:00 pm - Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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Lisa Hewitt, Regional Wounds Victoria CNC (Loddon Mallee)

Lisa Hewitt is the Regional Wounds Victoria (RWV) Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) for Loddon Mallee Region of Victoria.  In this role, she works collaboratively with staff in Commonwealth Home Support Program (cHSP) and HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) funded district nursing services and public sector residential aged care services (PSRACS - high level care residents) to improve wound management practices in the Victorian community and ultimately the outcomes for individuals in rural Victoria.


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