RWV consultants work together with nurses
Known collectively as Regional Wounds Victoria (RWV), the 9 Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs), specifically target the management and treatment of chronic wounds within the Victorian community. The RWV CNCs work 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.
Regional Wounds Victoria's broad aims are to:
- Provide an onsite and remote consultative service;
- Facilitate education, training, support and resources regionally; and to
- Provide access to clinical expertise across the rural regions.
The RWV's 9 CNCs cover approximately 96% of Victoria's land mass, that services 30% of Victoria's HACC clients.
RWV is supported by funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments. The cHSP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Department of Health website (www.agedcare.health.gov.au) for more information. The HACC PYP is funded by the Victorian Government.
Click here to learn more about the Regional Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant evaluation as part of the Victorian Department of Health Strengthening Wound Management Practice Strategy.
Do you have a wound that's not healing,
or know someone with one?
While these Regional Wounds Victoria (RWV) website pages are primarily intended as resources for clinicians, we recognise that patients, their carers or the general public may find them interesting or informative. RWV recommends individuals with a wound, consult with their health professional for advice on evidenced based wound care for their individual condition. The following patient brochures and links are suitable for the general public including patients with wounds, those wanting to prevent wounds, and for more information on where to find wound services in your area in Victoria:
Wound Information for Patients
- Wound Aware Website What is a wound? What are chronic wounds? How long should it take a wound to heal? What are the signs a wound isn't healing?
Patient Education Brochures:
Finding a Wound Service in Victoria:
General Health Information:
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Updated 21 Feb 2017