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Welcome to the webpages of the Regional Wounds Victoria

Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) 

We recommend checking back often for regular updates. Simply look for the new yellow redsymbol on all pages, for the most recently added events, links and documents

Navigate easily through our site using the blue or orange buttons located at the top of all RWV pages

Want to refer a client? Click here for eligibility guidelines 

This website is primarily for clinicians, if you're a patient or know someone with a wound, click here



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NEWSFLASH: Need labels for wound photography? Click here 

NEWSFLASH: We've a new guide to help clinicians with referral eligibility. Click here for info

NEWSFLASH: Contact us at this link, to list a wound position here available in rural Victoria 


Upcoming Events 

See the SINGLE & RECURRING items below for educational events available to regional Vic clinicians    

Email us if you would like to request your event listed or if you know of others 


Single events:     

  • new yellow red2016 SAVE THE DATEINDEPENDENCE AUSTRALIA 2016 Education Days. 11th August Melbourne and 7th September Geelong. More info posted as it is advertised. 
  • 16 August 2016MELBOURNE (RMH) - Wounds Australia (AWMA-Vic) "Twilight Seminar Leg Ulcers: Where does Duplex Scanning fit in?" Presenter: Martin Forbes, Sonographer for Regional Vascular Services. An evening seminar that will demystify arterial and venous duplex scans and discuss how these scans help to guide the treatment of lower leg wounds. Get together with local colleagues and enjoy watching the event streamed live to many regional locations. Watch the AWMA Vic website here for more info closer to the event. 
  • 2-3 September 2016: MELBOURNE - The Advanced Practicing Podiatrists High Risk Foot Group AND The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons "LEAP 2016 Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Conference" Advance your knowledge, skills, clinical practice and confidence in managing the high risk foot in this 2 day conference. See the APP website here for the flyer and latest info.
  • new yellow red8-9 September 2016 SAVE THE DATE: BALLARAT - Australian College of Nursing "Wound Management" 2 Day short course for nurses in any clinical setting. Watch this space for flyer and registration when available.   
  • 10 October 2016: WANGARATTA - Quality effective Learning team "Looking through a Bariatric Lens" All info on this 1 day Bariatric Conference, and registrations at the QeL2 website here.
  • 9-12 November 2016: MELBOURNE - Australian Wound Management Association "State of Play National Conference". Save the date, save up, and watch the AWMA website for more information about the next AWMA National Conference to be held in our very own state. Register your interest and receive updates click here. Be sure to check closing dates for super early bird, early bird, and general registrations. 

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Recurring events: 

  • RWV is active on facebook - our social networking page continues to expand with nearly 900 direct followers and over thousands of people engaged each week. Check us out at and like our page to receive a fun and educational mix of wound related content. Participate in or simply watch our regular quizzes. These are an innovative way to enhance your knowledge and network with like minded others. RWV aligns with the DHS social media policy and the AHPRA social media policy

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  • Don't bin your bandage clips. We collect them for needy patients at the Institute of Applied Dermatology in India. Pass them to any RWV CNC at any time. More info here

  • Supporting our National and State Wound Association, Wounds Australia (formerly AWMA): While RWV is not formerly affiliated with Wounds Australia, as a unique collaborative of advanced wound clincians, we proactively support and promote Wounds Australia activities. This promotes our growing specialty, raises the profile of wounds, and because Wounds Australia membership is of value to other regional clinicians we advocate for and support. The following are some of Wounds Australia's activities/resources and RWV encourages anyone interested in wound management to become a Wounds Australia member. 

    • Vic Education Grants - Grants are now available for members to fund their Professional Development and host Regional Education Events. Closing dates for biannual funding rounds are 28th February and 31st August. Click the links below to head to the AWMA Vic website for all details and how to apply for either: 

    • Wounds Australia Webinars - ONLINE - Our national wound association facilitates regular educational webinars and subsequently these are available to members via logging onto the Wounds Central website here

    • Annual WOUND AWARENESS WEEK - 19 - 23rd September 2016   An annual weekly event by our national and state wound associations that raises public awareness of wound related issues. More information can be found here including tips for engaging with the media. It's never been easier to get involved, even if you simply want to pop a poster at your workplace.       

  • Annual Worldwide STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY - European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel - an annual international event, this year to be held on 17th November 2016:
    • Check out the You Tube clip here
    • Click here for the most recent poster resources via their website (updated yearly)
    • Click here for campaign updates and look out for 2016 news
    • Other resources can be found on the NPUAP website here
    • Head to the AWMA website here for Australian resources from Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance

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 These events are listed as a resource to health professionals in regional Victoria and relevant others. RWV takes no responsibility for the content/quality of these events.

RWV welcomes constructive feedback or suggestions for our website. Or let us know if an event link is not working. Email us here 

Regional Wounds Victoria receives Commonwealth and Victorian Government funding support under the HACC program under the Strengthening Wound Management Practice Strategy.


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Updated 17 Jun 2016