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Welcome to the webpages of the Regional Wounds Victoria

Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) 

We recommend checking back often for regular updates. Simply look for the new yellow redsymbol on all pages, for the most recently added events, links and documents

Navigate easily through our site using the blue or orange buttons located at the top of all RWV pages

Want to refer a client? Click here for eligibility guidelines 

This website is primarily for clinicians, if you're a patient or know someone with a wound, click here

 

 

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NEWSFLASH: New Connected Wound Care resource coming soon on Skin Checks for Pressure Injuries

NEWSFLASH: Contact us at this link, to list a wound position here available in rural Victoria 

 

Upcoming Events 

See the SINGLE & RECURRING items below for educational events available to regional Vic clinicians    

Email us if you would like to request your event listed or if you know of others 

 

Single events:      

 

  • new yellow red23 August 2017: BENDIGO - Bendigo Wound Management "Just a Leg Ulcer?" Presented by Nurse Practitioner; Andrea Minnis, The Wound Guy: Gary Bain & invited guests: Michael Fanning Bendigo Health High risk foot clinic , Martin Forbes, MIVIR Regional Vascular services, this one day event is designed to update health professionals knowledge of leg ulcer assessment and management, focusing on differential diagnosis, including venous, arterial and atypical leg ulcers commonly seen in everyday practice such as pressure injury, foot ulcers, malignancy & radiation injury.  Other topics include practical assessment & management of wounds & oedema, dressings, compression, vascular intervention & ultrasound. To register click here. For more information contact: Andrea Minnis 5441 1145/0414 758 029

  • Multiple Dates (Jun - Nov 2017): VICTORIA - Wounds R Us Education Seminars for 2017. See flyer for all info and to register. icon 2017 Wounds R Us flyer (200.54 kB)
    • Geelong: 5th June - Managing Wounds in Primary Care and Aged Care
    • Frankston: 4th Sept - Skin
    • Healesville: 13th Nov - Let's get the pressure off
  • Multiple Dates (Jul - Oct 2017): VICTORIA - Health Education Management Innovation. HEMI Advanced Wound Management Courses are well recognised for their innovative educational approach to the management of wounds and tissue repair. A range of courses set out to improve wound care by exploring the pathophysiology of wound and tissue repair, determining the principles of wound healing, examining the latest techniques in wound healing and tissue repair, expanding knowledge of wound pharmaceuticals, dressings and bandages. Visit the HEMI website here for all info and to register. Below are courses advertised for Victoria for 2017. 
    • Albury: 30th & 1st July 2017 - Regional Wound Management and Debridement Course
    • Melb: 22nd & 23rd Sept 2017 - Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Wound Specialist Forum     
    • Melb: 20th & 21st October 2017 - Advanced Wound Care and Pressure Injuries Course
  • SAVE THE DATES (Aug - Sept 2017): VICTORIA - Independence Australia Education Days 2017. Free events for health professionals and carers exploring the latest developments in wound care, nutrition, continence and independence. Review best practice case studies and discover latest products. Speakers and full program available here.
    • Melbourne: Wed 16th August - The Pulman, Albert Park
    • Geelong: Thu 14th September - Mt Duneed Estate, Mt Duneed
  • 4-5 Sept 2017: GOLD COAST - Diabetic Foot Australia "Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2017" After two successful conferences at Liverpool Hospital, this is the third in the Australian Diabetic Foot Conference series. International speakers will present the latest research from bench-top to bedside. Caters to all multidisciplinary specialities. Click here for all info on the program and to register. 
  • 17 Nov 2017: MELBOURNE - Wounds Australia (Vic). "State Conference: Setting the Standard". Planned to be held at Mantra Bell City Preston, Victorian and Interstate speakers will present plenary sessions and practical workshops. Watch the Wounds Australia website for more information and for poster abstract submission dates.

  • new yellow red24 - 26 Oct 2018: ADELAIDE - Wounds Australia (SA). "National Conference: Advancing Healing Horizons: Towards the cutting edge in wound care". Visit the conference website to register your interest here.

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Recurring events: 

  • RWV is on facebook - our social networking page continues to expand with over 1000 direct followers and thousands of people engaged each week. Check us out at facebook.com/regionalwoundsvictoria and like our page to receive a fun and educational mix of wound related content. Participate in or simply watch our regular quizzes. These are an innovative way to enhance your knowledge and network with like minded others. RWV aligns with the DHS social media policy and the AHPRA social media policy

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  • Don't bin your bandage clips. We collect them for needy patients at the Institute of Applied Dermatology in India. Pass them to any RWV CNC at any time. More info here

  • Supporting our National and State Wound Association, Wounds Australia (formerly AWMA): While RWV is not formerly affiliated with Wounds Australia, as a unique collaborative of advanced practice nurses, we proactively support and promote Wounds Australia activities. This promotes our growing specialty, raises the profile of wounds, and because Wounds Australia membership is of value to other regional clinicians we advocate for and support. The following are some of Wounds Australia's activities/resources and RWV encourages anyone interested in wound management to become a Wounds Australia member. 

    • Grants and Scholarships - Grants are available to support members to access and participate in professional development that will further the Wounds Australia Philosophy that all people with or who are likely to develop a wounds are entitled to receive personalised care and management that is supported by current best practice. Click here to go to the Grants and Scholarship page at Wounds Australia for all info on eligibilty, application forms and closing dates.

    • Wounds Australia Webinars - ONLINE - Our national wound association facilitates educational webinars and subsequently these are available to members via logging onto the Wounds Central website here

    • Annual WOUND AWARENESS WEEK - 16 - 20th October 2017   An annual weekly event by our national and state wound associations that raises community awareness of wounds and their treatment pathways. More information can be found here including tips for engaging with the media. It's never been easier to get involved, even if you simply want to pop a poster at your workplace, host a stand or event. In 2016 the WOUND AWARE website was launched with Denise Drysdale as the new Wounds Australia ambassador and in 2017 the theme will build further on "Be Wound Aware".        

  • Annual Worldwide STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY - European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel - an annual international event, this year to be held on 16th November 2017:
    • Check out the You Tube clip here
    • Click here for campaign updates and the most recent poster resources via their website (updated yearly)
    • Other resources can be found on the NPUAP website here
    • Head to the Wounds Australia website here for Australian resources from Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance

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These events are listed as a resource to health professionals in regional Victoria and relevant others. RWV takes no responsibility for the content/quality of these events.

RWV welcomes constructive feedback or suggestions for our website. Or let us know if an event link is not working. Email us here 

 

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Updated 17 Aug 2017