A Holistic Approach to Wound Management

Port Douglas

Queensland

28 January – 4 February 2022
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This conference will explore a holistic approach to wound management taking into consideration the patient, their health and those factors that may impact on wound healing outcomes.

Outline

Wound management can be challenging for both the individual living with a wound and also for the clinician. Too often this becomes about the “hole in the patient” not the “whole patient”. Wounds can have a negative impact on the individual affecting their quality of life.

This conference will explore a holistic approach to wound management taking into consideration the patient, their health and those factors that may impact on wound healing outcomes.

You Will Learn:

  • What person centred care means in a wound management environment
  • How to recognise a chronic wound
  • What wound healing looks like in the chronic wound environment
  • The scope of practice framework
  • What you can delegate in regards to the wound management plan and what needs to remain a registered nurses responsibility
  • The complexities of the ageing skin
  • What interventions to put in place with the ageing skin to prevent further complications
  • The definition of skin integrity and how that underpins the wound assessment process
  • From a variety of case studies how to put theory into practice
  • The key issues involved with a bariatric patient and skin integrity and wound management
  • Specific strategies to employ with skin hygiene and find out what works and what should be avoided
  • The issues that should be understood when employing wound management techniques in the diabetic client
  • The issues that surround skin integrity and injection technique when working with a diabetic client
  • How palliative wound care should be provided and the key issues regarding the outcome that is achievable
  • About pain management strategies that should be employed in wound management plans
  • That medication is not always required as a pain strategy in wound care management
  • What should be included in a wound management plan
  • How a thorough assessment process can lead to using the correct wound care product
  • That of the thousands of wound care products on the market you only need a few to get great results
  • That teamwork is required to get the best result for the patient in the quickest and most cost effective manner
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Learning Outcomes:

In this conference you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the patient experience of wound management
  • Explore the concept of patient centred care in the wound management environment
  • Review various patient groups that will require a different approach to wound care management
  • Investigate the strategies that you can employ to meet the clients needs and maintain best practice options

Presenters:

Louise Webber
Masters Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following completion of her Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has worked across several public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She works collaboratively with several Aged Care Providers, private hospitals and Community Nursing Services and runs 2 specialist wound clinics for a GP Practice and Just Skin (Maroochydore) that specialise in Superficial Radiation Therapy. 

Louise was previously an Honorary Clinical Fellow for Australian Catholic University having participated in several research projects leading to publication. She is passionate about wound care and striving for best practice and has participated in several international working groups for Pressure Injuries and Leg ulcers. She is a mum of two teenagers, loves the Sunny coast lifestyle and attempting to play golf!

Jules Aitken - Bangalow Consulting Centre

Jule Aitken
MSc (Nurse Practitioner), RN, CDE

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Chronic Disease and Weight Management. She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). 

Jules is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney. She has worked within the diabetes, chronic disease
and weight loss management field for over 15 years.

Working both independently and within specialist clinics, Jules coordinates the care of clients with complex diabetes, chronic conditions and weight loss. She has participated in research projects involving chronic disease management, weight loss and diabetes and has presented at nursing, allied health, medical and community events at local, State and National level.

Jules is a mentor for diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and also provides education and mentorship for student nurses, EENs, RNs and other health professionals within private organisations. Jules has worked with local, State and Federal government organizations most notably a Primary Care Network as a member of a working committee establishing health pathways for aged care, diabetes and chronic pain and also as a member of their quality improvement committee.


The Venue: Oaks Resort Port Douglas

Just moments away from the iconic Four Mile Beach…..

A lush tropical setting awaits your arrival at Oaks Port Douglas Resort, ideally located just moments away from the iconic Four Mile Beach. It also has close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, making the resort the first choice of holiday-makers staying in Port Douglas.


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: 30th January 2022                Port Douglas

Settle into your accommodation and relax.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

DAY 2: 31st January 2022 CONFERENCE DAY

Today’s Session Include:

  • Patients experience of living with a chronic wound.
  • Person Centred wound care – what does this mean?
  • Wound healing – what is a chronic wound?
  • Scope of Practice, documentation for wound management 
DAY 3: 1st February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY

Today’s Session Include:

  • Ageing and skin integrity
  • Skin integrity – assessment and management
  • Case Study Discussion
  • The bariatric patient – issues for skin integrity and wound healing
DAY 4: 2nd February 2022  LET’S EXPLORE

Take today to explore this beautiful destination at your leisure.

Evening: Optional dinner and networking session this evening.

DAY 5: 3rd February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY

Today’s Session Include:

A Day Celebrating the Art and Skill of Communication – The Assertive Nurse

  • Wound & skin Hygiene – dos and don’ts
  • Diabetes & Wounds including injection techniques and skin integrity
  • Palliative Wound Management
  • Pain management in wound care 

Optional Event – A fabulous fundraising event for the Global Nursing and Midwives Rotary Club

DAY 6: 4th February 2022 CONFERENCE DAY

Today’s Session Include:

  • Wound care planning
  • Wound product selection
  • Teamwork including working with other disciplinesSelf-directed conference workbook
  • Conference Conclusion and farewell

Evening: Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

   

Please click here for the itinerary PDF

For information relating to room pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email enquiries@educationatsea.com.au

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

Presenter Disclosure:
Education at Sea and 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
Daintree Rainforest Tour

DATE: 3rd February 2022 – Full Day

 

 

 

 

  • Visit Daintree National Park, Guided Rainforest walk
  • Mossman Gorge and Alexandra lookout
  • 1 hour Crocodile/wildlife spotting Boat trip
  • Lunch at the Heritage Lodge

COST: $ TBA per person

Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.


Great Barrier Reef/Snorkeling Tour

DATE: 2nd February 2022 – Half Day Tour

  

  • Half Day snorkeling tour leaving Port Douglas
  • Visiting Low Island
  • Including Morning or afternoon Tea

COST: $ TBA per person

Important notes:
This tour includes travelling on a boat, we recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.

Pricing
Room Selection Twin Share per person
Spa Room Prices start from $565 per person
Single occupancy Prices start from $848 per person
Double/Twin sharing room Prices start from $426 per person
One or Two bedroom apartment Prices start from $483 per person
Conference Attendance Fee $1090
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What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

A deposit of $100 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance for the conference fee payable by 17th December 2022.

**PLEASE NOTE deposits for accommodation and  the final payment dates for this will vary depending on your final choice of hotel. 

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:  All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are fully refundable up until 15 days prior to to travel. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your conference and travel requirements.

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