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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: STOP Pressure Injury resource launch. Info here. Resource here      

NEWSFLASH: Thanks to all who gave clips at the Nov Conference. Still got clips, click here for more info

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:     

 

  • 16 November 2016: HAMILTON - The Barwon South West Infection Prevention Group "Antimicrobial Stewardship Study Day - Preserving the Miracle of Antibiotics: Are we too late?"  Multiple speakers present on this topical Infection Control issue of AMS which has implications to wound care clinicians. Refer attachment for all info and how to register icon AMS Study Day Hamilton (409.5 kB) 
  • new yellow red17 November 2016: ONLINE WEBINAR - Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Wounds Australia. Hosted by Getinge Group - ArjoHuntleigh "Stop Pressure Injury Day 2016" Speaker: Keryln Carville. Topics include: Heel Pressure injuries, overview of International Guideline, staging, prevention and treatment, microclimate and an update on PPPIA and the work to commence in 2017 on the next edition of NPUAP, EPUAP and PPPIA International Guideline. Click here for the flyer. Click here for registration. 

  • 2016 Various: SYDNEY & MELBOURNE - Health Education & Management Innovations (HEMI) "Advanced Wound Debriding Skills Course 2016" Two day course designed for wound care professionals who wish to supplement their practical debridement skills with more formal traiing conducted under expert guidance. Sydney: 18-19 Nov. Melbourne: 2-3 December. For further info and to register visit the HEMI website here. 
  • 2 December 2016: MELBOURNE - The Inaugural Monash University School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine "Best Practice in Chronic Pain - Medication Management Day " FREE 1 day conference to understand how analgesics are currently being used in older Australians with chronic pain. For online registration and further details click here

  • 6-9 September 2017: BRISBANE - The International Wound Practice and Research Conference. Regional collaboration of national wound healing, tissue repair and related national associations. This conference also lauches the International Wound Practice and Research Alliance, that will bring together like minded wound care associations to share resources, exchange experiences and form political alliances. For all info and to register visit the conference website here

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Recurring events: 

  • RWV is on facebook - our social networking page continues to expand with over 1000 direct followers and thousands of people engaged each week. Check us out at facebook.com/regionalwoundsvictoria 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 - 16 - 21st October 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, host a stand or event. In 2016 the WOUND AWARE website was launched with Denise Drysdale as the new Wounds Australia ambassador.        

  • 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 

 

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Updated 14 Nov 2016