The Grampians region has two part time Wound Management CNCs:
Contact: Donna Nair
Contact Details: Mobile: 0427312932; Office: (03) 53341500 Ext:150; Fax: (03) 53341945
Available: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: 1818 Sturt Street, Ballarat, 3350
Provides consultancy to: HACC and PSRAC services at Ballan District Health & Care, Ballarat District Nursing and Healthcare, Ballarat Health Services, Beaufort and Skipton Health Service, Djerriwarrah Health Services, East Grampians Health Service, Elmhurst Bush Nursing Centre, Hepburn Health Services, Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre, and St.John of God Health Choices.
Contact: Marita Ticchi
Contact Details: Mobile: 0400332760; Office: (03) 53819721; Fax: (03) 53819767
Available: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: 21 McLachlan St, Horsham, 3400
Provides consultancy to: HACC and PSRAC services Dunmunkle Health Service, Wimmera Health care Group, West Wimmera Health Service, East Wimmera Health Service, Rural Northwest Health, Stawell Regional Health, Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Harrow Bush Nursing Centre, Woomelang Bush Nursing Centre.
Our RWV Grampians newsletters contain relevant regional information on our Wound CNC activities, upcoming events and available resources. We present on a range of clinical issues, upcoming education available to the region and keep rural nurses up to date on what's happening in wound management.
Grampians Wound Management Referrals
If you're a Grampians region District Nursing Service or Public Sector Residential Aged Care Service, utilise the following to access information on how to refer a client or resident to our regional consulting service.
Grampians Regional Wound Management Training Plan
We currently support individual health services with education related to chronic wound managment if specifically requested. This supports staff alongside our client consultations. Please contact us to discuss education requests. We have provided skills based regional education previously in the areas of doppler use and compression bandaging. Participants are requested to attend prior theoretical learning by accessing the following courses under the Wound Management Tab on the ReHSeN portal here.
- Compression Therapy in the Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
- Using a Doppler to Calculate ABPI
- New module plans: Wound Assessment, Measurement and Digital Photography
Grampians Region Resources/Tools
Click here to access resources and tools developed in this and other Victorian regions.
Wimmera Skin Interity Symposiums:
In 2013, 14 and 15 Wimmera Healthcare Group (WHCG) and the Wimmera subregion held Skin Integrity Symposiums with keynote speakers Tracy Nowicki (2013/4) and Janet Hope (2015). Themes have included Pressure Injury Prevention, Bariatric Care and Skin Care. For more information click here.
Wound related communication:
Wound related communication between service providers is far from standardised beyond providing a current dressing regime. We encourage services in our region to consider using a generic wound communication template that can assist timely and succinct liaison with other clinicians involved in your client/residents’ wound care. The tool is predominantly in use between the larger health services in our region, in various paper and secure electronic formats. Currently, anyone can visit the RWV Resources/Tools page to view or download the tool, under the Grampians heading. We are working on ways to facilitate more electronic wound communication via the different software systems that Health Services prefer to use. Contact us for support if you're interested in using the wound communication tool or seek further information.
Western Victoria Primary Health Network (incorporating the former Grampians Medicare Local)
To learn more about the network, click to logo to navigate to their website
HACC & Community Aged Care website:
Click the big red button to go to the Grampians region HACC & Community Aged Care website. From their page, you can also hover over the 'Grampians Region' tab on the left, to navigate to other current regional projects. This is also the home of the 3 PCPs in our region: Central Highlands, Wimmera, and Grampians Pyrenees
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Updated 25 Jul 2016