'2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards' Congratulations RWV Gippsland and Marianne Cullen on winning Gold at the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards - optimising healthcare through e- health and communications technology. Click here for more information on this award. (see image above on left)
'Achieving The Best Award'Congratulations to RWV - Hume, for their key involvement in 'Going the extra mile for John'. They were nominated and a recipient of an Excellence in Achievement By A Team Award in March 2013 (Victorian Department of Health). Click here for a You Tube interview with the Hume Region CNC and others involved in John's care. (see image above on right)
Wound Care Awarded (as appeared in Australian Nursing Journal Nov 12 Vol 20 No 5) "A wound care project aimed at improving nursing practice and patient outcomes has won the 2012 Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) national award. The 'Connected Wound Care Project' was developed by Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Regional Wounds Victoria."
Hesta Australian Nursing Awards Congratulations to Kylie Elder, Connected Wound Care Project Officer, in being named a 2012 "Innovation in Nursing" finalist, for leading the development of generic resouces for the prevention and managment of chronic wounds across Victoria with regional Wound CNCs. Click here for more information on this award.
VHA Award Winner: LaTrobe Mobile Wound Care "Latrobe Community Health Service won the 2011, Victorian Healthcare Association Award for its mobile wound care (MWC) service. MWC was a unique opportunity, providing the regional wound CNC remote access to provide expert advice, while allowing the health services to participate in a collaborative research project. Click here for more information on this award.
Do you use bandages that come packaged with little metal clips?
Most people rightly throw these away. In Australia, the use of metal clips to secure compression bandages is generally discouraged, because of the risk of dislodgement and subsequent trauma. We also have plentiful access to various fixation tapes.
In India, the Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD) treats extreme skin conditions including Lymphatic Filariasis. Patients there often only receive one metal clip to secure compression bandages. The clip breaks down very quickly and people just cannot afford fixation tapes.
Regional Wounds Victoria supports the IAD, and collects our otherwise discarded metal clips, to donate these where they are desperately needed and most gratefully received. Anyone can get involved. Simply save up your clips instead of binning them - just pass your clips to one of the RWV Clinical Nurse Consultants at any time.
Metropolitan Melbourne clinicians can also get involved by dropping off collected clips at scheduled Wounds Aust (Vic) Twilight Seminars. Click here for more info.
Unused clips can be donated in any container. Some people simply mail them in a padded envelope. You might like to download and print these handy labels that fit nicely on speci-jars for easy collection at the point of care. You can also download and print a poster below to display at your workplace or supplyroom for others to join in.
Jar LABELS: Clips for India L7162 (885.5 kB)
Workplace Collection Poster (280.75 kB)
The image above centre, is one of our shipments of over 700 clips to India that we received from donations in 2015 and early 2016. Image above right are the clips donated at the 2016 Wounds Australia Conference.
Send in clips at any time - next shipment anticipated in 2017
You can visit the IAD website by clicking here. See inspiring photos of their amazing outcomes in treating Lymphoedema Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and other extreme conditions using integrative treatment methods. Listen to Professor Terence Ryan here.
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Updated 21 Feb 2017