The Fabulous World of Wounds

South Pacific Cruise

Carnival Spirit | Departs Sydney

July 16th – July 24th 2018
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Outline

The Fabulous World of Wounds

“A conference for Nurses who have a passion for wound care”

The Nurses for Nurses Network has created a nine-module wound management program that provides the Nurse with the skill and knowledge to assess, plan, and manage wounds in the clinical setting to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. In this conference, we will explore modules one, five, six, and seven. The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity.There is a total of 26 CPD hours allocated in this Conference program.


The Venue:

This exceptional Conference is being held on the Carnival Spirit as we cruise the pristine blue seas of the South Pacific where sunshine and smiles meet. You can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, be welcomed by the locals as you check out the markets and immerse yourself in village life, feel the white sand between your toes and just relax in this laid-back island paradise. And if you love food, the awesome fusion of local Melanesian and French flavours can’t be missed. The Carnival Spirit has a dedicated conference venue where the conference will be

held during the days we are at sea. Travel with your family and friends – while you are
attending an exceptional Nursing Conference they can explore the ship and get involved in onboard activities. Then each day after the conference sessions you can kick back and relax with them – what a great way to mix your need to keep up to date with best practice Nursing education and spend time with your family and friends in a spectacular location.


Presenter:

Cheryl Dezotti

Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Network. Cheryl co-created and administers this Network to provide an online platform for Nurses to meet their continuing professional development requirements. She is also the editor, and major contributor, of the Nursing News Blog associated with this Network. Cheryl has worked extensively in the field of wound care management over the last 30 years. This passion for wound care has seen her lecture widely on the topic both in Australia and internationally and has led her to author a wound assessment book, multiple wound management documents, as well as creating a post graduate wound care course.

Recently Cheryl has launched the Nurses for Nurses Wound Assessment Tool that was created based on her extensive experience in the field and her continued interaction with nursing colleagues, mentoring and assisting them to achieve the best possible wound management outcome for their clients. Cheryl continues her research into best practice wound assessment by overseeing a trial of the assessment tool in multiple clinical settings. As an author, Cheryl’s aim is to provide the reader information that can be easily and practically applied in the clinical setting. As a presenter, Cheryl is known for her ability to deliver the complexities of wound management in a straight forward and easily understood format that allows attendees to easily apply the content to their individual clinical practice.

Cheryl’s aim is to make a difference to the recipients of health care and she believes that a positive outcome for the patient can only be achieved if Nurses keep up to date with best practice guidelines and their practical application in the workplace.


The Online Library:

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program. The first session in Module One should be viewed prior to the commencement of the Conference as it will provide you with the necessary knowledge to support your learning in the other modules presented at the Conference.


Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
Day 1: Mon 16th July
Departure: Sydney
1830: Conference Registration

The adventure begins you will receive your conference pack and any other information so that you are ready to begin your conference.

Day 2: Tues 17th July
At Sea
Module One – Physiology & Best Practice Wound Assessment
0800 – 1000: W | The Physiology of Wound Healing & the Identification & Categorisation of Wounds.In this session you will:

  • Gain knowledge regarding the skin structure as it relates to wounds
  • Explore the Wound Healing process in detail with an emphasis on what occurs physiologically when a wound becomes chronic
  • Discover clues, provided by determining the phase of wound healing, that will direct your wound management strategies
  • Investigate the different classifications of wounds & the potential implications for wound healing

Module Five – Complex & Hard to Heal Wounds
1000 – 1200: FF | Complex Wounds – A melting pot of causes and types

In this session you will:

  • Explore the aetiology of acute hard to heal/complex wounds
  • Explore the aetiology of chronic hard to heal/complex wounds
  • Discover the clues available in a wound assessment that can flag that this is a ‘problem wound’
  • Review the critical elements of a wound assessment from a best practice perspective

1200 – 1430: Lunch

Module Five – Complex & Hard to Heal Wounds
1430 – 1630: FF | Wound Biofilms & Wound Infection – The what, where, why
and best practice management strategies.

Biofilms are considered a critical factor in the
development of hard to heal / complex wounds.

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of biofilm inclusive of mode of action
  • Explore the current international recommendations for the use of topical antimicrobials in wounds
  • Review the Nursing strategies that you can apply in the workplace to effectively reduce biofilm in wounds
  • Examine the wound infection continuum & the recommended method for obtaining a wound swab
Day 3: Wed 18th July
At Sea
Module Five – Complex & Hard to Heal Wounds
0930 – 1130: FF | Problem Solving Complex/Hard to Heal Wounds – Enhancing assessment and problem-solving skills In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the key components of wound assessment that facilitate an effective wound management plan in the case of hard to heal wounds
  • Explore the tailored nursing interventions that should be employed for these difficult wounds
  • Examine the “go to suitcase” of products commonly used & recommended for hard to heal/complex wounds
  • Review the advantages & disadvantages of various therapies via group discussion using photographic case studies

1130 – 1300: Lunch

Module One – Physiology & Best Practice Wound Assessment
1300 – 1500: W | What Information should be Captured in a Comprehensive Wound
Assessment.

In this session you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the fundamental elements that must be included in a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Explore the Australian Standards for Wound Prevention & Management
  • Discover the links between physiology & wound assessment – what the wound is telling us through physical examination
  • Learn the ‘must do’ components of a wound assessment when access to resources are limited

Module Six – Wound Products & Best Practice application
1500 – 1700: FF | Bringing clarity & common sense to wound product Categories Understanding the Categories of Wound Care Products is critical in appropriate wound product selection.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the main categories of wound care products
  • Gain an understanding of the mode of action of each category of wound care product
  • Examine the purpose for using each category of product
  • Using the information provided reflect on the use of the different categories of product available
Day 4: Thurs 19th July
Isle of Pines
Module One – Physiology & Best Practice Wound Assessment
0700 – 0900: W | How to Complete a Comprehensive Wound AssessmentIn this session you will:

  • Review the key processes associated with conducting a comprehensive wound assessment
  • Identify the recommended risk assessment tools for use in the Australian healthcare setting
  • Explore practical solutions for measuring difficult wound parameters
  • Discover ‘nursing tips’ which can be valuable when assessing complex wounds

The Isle of Pines is an island in the archipelago of New Caledonia, a French overseas territory in the South Pacific. It’s southeast of the main island, Grande Terre, and known for its white sand beaches and tall pine trees. In the northeast, Oro Bay has a natural pool bounded by a coral reef. Kuto Bay is to the south. A large rock, sacred to the locals, sits just offshore in neighbouring Kanumera Bay

Day 5: Fri 20th July
Mane
Module One – Physiology & Best Practice Wound Assessment
0700 – 0900: W | How to Interpret the Assessment Data to Create the Plan of CareIn this session you will:

  • Learn key variables for each assessment factor that can impact wound management decision-making
  • Identify practical ways to correlate the physiological assessment evidence with your knowledge of the wound healing process to support the creation of a comprehensive plan of care
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of establishing the goal of wound care
  • Reflect on the information that should be included when documenting a wound assessment, from a legal and professional perspective

Maré Island or Nengone is the second-largest of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

Day 6: Sat 21st July
Noumea
Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and overseas French territory New Caledonia. Situated on the main island, Grand Terre, it’s known for beaches and its blend of French and native Kanak influences. The Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre
showcases Kanak heritage, and the Musée de Nouvelle-Calédonie has exhibits from
across the Pacific region. The Aquarium des Lagons introduces local marine life.
Day 7: Sun 22nd July
At Sea
Module Six – Wound Products & Best Practice Application
0930 – 1130: FF | Demystifying 3000+ Wound Care Products Currently Available on the MarketWith over 3000 wound care products on the market, it’s no surprise that appropriate product selection can be confusing.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the key variables for consideration when deciding on what wound care
  • Review the types of wound care products currently available
  • Gain an understanding of the contraindications for specific dressing products
  • Discover what is on the horizon with advanced wound product modalities

1130 – 1300: Lunch

Module Six – Wound Products & Best Practice Application
1300 – 1500: FF | Wound Case Studies – Putting knowledge into practice.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the ‘clues’ that are contained within a completed wound assessment that facilitate appropriate wound product selection
  • Review the advantages & disadvantages of selected therapies
  • Discuss difficult wounds that you are managing in your own clinical setting including appropriate product selection

1500: Coffee Break is included at the end of the above session

Module Seven – Wound Therapies
1500 – 1700: FF | Negative Pressure Wound Therapy – Fundamentals & trouble shooting.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is increasingly used to facilitate wound healing.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the ‘clues’ that are contained within a completed wound assessment that facilitate appropriate wound product selection
  • Review the advantages & disadvantages of selected therapies
  • Discuss difficult wounds that you are managing in your own clinical setting including appropriate product selection
Day 8: Mon 23rd July
At Sea
Module Seven – Wound Therapies
0900 – 1000: FF | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – History & current applicationsHyperbaric Oxygen therapy is a specialised medical treatment that is gaining popularity for use in non-healing/complex wounds. In this session you will:

  • Explore the history of & the current recommendations for the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
  • Gain an understanding of the practical strategies to employ to address common issues experienced with patients receiving
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Investigate the benefits & risks associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Review the key information required to provide education to your patient/client

1000 – 1030: Coffee break

Module Seven – Wound Therapies
1030 – 1230: FF | Venous Ulcer Compression Therapy – Combining theory with practice

Compression therapy remains an effective treatment for supporting venous ulcer wound closure.

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the recommendations and contraindications for the use of compression therapy
  • Explore practical strategies to employ to address common issues experienced by your  patients receiving compression therapy.
  • Examine best practice recommendations for the application of compression therapy
  • Review the key information required to provide education to your patient/client

1230 – 1430: Lunch

Module Seven – Wound Therapies
1430 – 1530: FF | Maggot Therapy – Back to the future with wound care

Scientific evidence demonstrating the efficacy and safety of maggot therapy for a variety of problematic wounds.

In this session you will:

  • Explore the history of maggot therapy
  • Gain an understanding of the wounds that benefit from the application of maggots for wound debridement
  • Examine the benefits & risks associated with maggot therapy
  • Review case studies demonstrating the successful use of maggot therapy

1530 – 1630: FF | Bringing it all together In this session, Cheryl will answer any outstanding questions that the group may have & highlight key concepts from the self-directed learning activities from Module one.

1800 – 1900: Farewell Reception
Let’s join together to celebrate our conference experience and bid each other farewell, over complimentary drinks and canapés.

Day 9: Tues 24th July  Disembark Sydney

Please click here for the 1-page PDF of the Conference Education Program.

Please Note: Due to travel weight restrictions and an attempt to help save the planet, paper-based handouts will not be provided on board. We encourage you to download any documents from the online library to your device of choice, that you want to refer to during the conference program. Writing paper will be provided in your Conference pack.

For information relating to the education component of the event please contact the Nurses for Nurses Network on 07 4151 3884 or email info@nursesfornurses.com.au.

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Itinerary Disclosure:
Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure:
The Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable the Nurses for Nurses network reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours

No exclusive shore tours are offered for this event. However there are things to see and do at each port. Please feel free to ask us on board about what to expect and take when going on shore. Please remember to take sun screen and wear sun protective clothing.

Pricing
Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin from $1299
Ocean View Cabin from $1399
Balcony Cabin from $1449
Conference Attendance Fee $890
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Prices are subject to change & availability and include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Celebrity Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $600 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 4th March 2018. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:
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