The Wound Innovations Online Wound Education Program is not free.  A small fee applies to each module to cover development and maintenance costs. If you would like to purchase a module please use our website www.woundinnovations.com.au.

    Available courses

    Introduction to Wound Management

    This module examines the fundamental principles of wound assessment and management focusing on:

    • Skin anatomy and the physiology of wound healing
    • The different classifications of wound healing and the factors that prevent wounds from healing
    • Bacteria and Biofilms and their effect on wound healing.

    The Introduction to Wound Management Module is designed to provide health professionals, paramedics and student health professionals with guiding principles on the physiology of wound healing and wound assessment and management.

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    Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries

    This module explores pressure injury assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

    • Completing a pressure injury risk assessment, the tools recommended and how to conduct a skin assessment
    • Classification of pressure injuries using the NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA pressure injury classification system and subsequent treatment for each stage of pressure injury
    • Intervention strategies to prevent and managing pressure injuries.

    This module is suitable for all health care professionals and students working in acute and chronic care.

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    Essentials of Skin Tear Management

    This module explores skin tear assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

    • Skin tear risk factors such as advanced age, dependence for activities of daily living, and visible skin changes
    • Maintaining a safe environment and effective handling techniques
    • Classification using the Skin Tear Audit Research (STAR) Tool or ISTAP
    • Dressing product selection and dressing removal techniques.

    This module is suitable for all health care professionals and students working in acute and chronic care.

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    Fundamentals of Burn Injury Management

    This module outlines the emergency treatment of burns and includes the principles of:

    • Burn injury assessment, burn first aid and referral criteria
    • Emergency management of burn patients
    • Burn wound management.

    The burns module is suitable for all health and student health professionals working with clients/patients who have the potential to or have sustained a burn injury, from simple scalds to burns that require emergency management and fluid resuscitation.

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    Comprehensive Foot Ulcer Management

    This module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including:

    • Foot ulcer epidemiology
    • Anatomy of the lower leg
    • How to identify an ‘At Risk’ foot and determine differences between neuropathic and arterial ulcers
    • Principles of conservative sharp wound debridement
    • The impact of diabetes on foot disease.

    This module is suitable for all health care professionals and students working in acute and chronic care.

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    Lower Leg Ulcer Management

    This module explores leg ulcer assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

    • Leg anatomy, calf pump physiology and leg ulcer aetiology
    • Comprehensive contra lateral leg assessment
    • Principles of leg ulcer management and correct application of compression bandaging.

    The Leg Ulcer Module is suitable for students and practicing health professionals wishing to learn about leg ulcer management. It is recommended for those working in domiciliary health services, residential aged care facilities, hospitals, wound or outpatient clinics and community health services.

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    Management of Malignant Wounds

    This module explores the assessment and management of malignant wounds including:

    • Skin cancer risk factors especially for Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Melanomas
    • Characteristics of premalignant skin changes and pre-cancerous lesions
    • Diagnosis and holistic management of the person with a malignant wound.

    This module is suitable for all health care professionals and students working in acute and chronic care and for those working in palliative care.

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    Perineal Care Module

    The aim of this online module is to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and understanding that is necessary to identify risks for perineal trauma. The module will also enable you to recognise and repair perineal trauma sustained during childbirth and advise women on how to relieve perineal pain.

    The Perineal Care Module is suitable for all health and student health professionals working with women who have the potential to, or have sustained, perineal trauma.

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    Healthy Skin Module

    This module has been developed specifically for Personal Care Workers to help them understand the importance of healthy skin and recognise the different skin conditions and injuries that can occur. This module explains how the skin works and discusses the causes of skin damage and how to reduce the risks of injury.

    The Healthy Skin Module is suitable for all Personal Care Workers working in either community or residential care facility environments. It is also a great resource for anyone who is caring for someone at risk of developing a skin injury, young or old.

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    Aboriginal Health Practitioner Module

    This module has been developed specifically for Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to assist them in gaining the knowledge, skill, competence and confidence required to assess and manage patients with wounds, within their scope of practice.

    The Aboriginal Health Practitioner Module is suitable for all Aboriginal Health Care employees who may look after people with a wound in community or clinic environments. It is also a great resource for all health professionals working collaboratively with AHPs in remote or rural Aboriginal communities.

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    Skin Anatomy and the Effects of Ageing

    Skin Anatomy and the Effects of Ageing is a module that has been developed for all health care professionals and students who are working with older adults. This module takes approximately two hours to complete and discusses:

    • Skin anatomy and physiology
    • The changes that take place due to the effects of ageing
    • How to maintain health skin through cleansing and moisturising
    • Protecting healthy skin with barrier products.

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    Risk Factors Affecting Healthy Skin

    This module takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides a detailed description of how common risk factors affect healthy skin. This module focuses on:

    • Malnutrition and dehydration
    • Immobility and decreased functionality
    • Polypharmacy
    • Cognitive deficits.

    This module is meant as an adjunct to all other wound modules. Risk factors such as malignancy, trauma and pressure are discussed in each of the online wound education modules where relevant and so are not covered again in this module. The Risk Factors Affecting Healthy Skin Module is suitable for all health professionals and students, especially those working with older adults in aged care and the community.

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    Wound Assessment, Photography and Management

    This module takes approximately 2 hours and gives an overview of wound assessment, wound photography and wound management, focusing on:

    • Wound assessment parameters and clinical appearance and infection
    • Wound cleansing and debridement
    • How to take a wound photograph and safely store confidential images
    • Dressing products, their use and contraindications.

    The Wound Assessment, Photography and Management Module is designed to provide health professionals, paramedics and student health professionals with an overview of the guiding principles on the physiology of wound healing and wound assessment and management.

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    Moisture Management

    The Moisture Management module takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides all health care professionals with a detailed description of how to manage moisture associated skin disorders. This module focuses on:

    • Incontinence associated dermatitis
    • Intertriginous dermatitis
    • Peri-Wound Skin Damage
    • Peri-stomal Moisture-Associated Skin Damage
    • Immersion foot.

    The Moisture Management Module is designed to provide health professionals and students, especially those working with older adults, a detailed description of how to manage moisture associated skin disorders.

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    Pressure Injuries in the Ageing Population

    This module takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides an overview of pressure injury assessment and management in the ageing population. This module focuses on:

    •  Pressure Injury Aetiology
    •  Risk screening and risk assessment
    •  Prevention strategies such as support surfaces and positioning
    •  Pressure injury staging and management.

    The Pressure Injuries in the Ageing Population Module is designed to provide health professionals and students, especially those working with older adults in aged care and the community, an overview of how to prevent, assess and manage pressure injuries.

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    Skin Trauma

    The Skin Trauma module takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides all health care professionals with a detailed description of the different types of skin trauma that affects the ageing population. This module focuses on:

    • Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury
    • Skin tears, discussing prevention, assessment and management strategies.

    The Skin Trauma Module is designed to provide health professionals and students, especially those working with older adults in aged care and the community, a detailed description of how to prevent, assess and manage skin trauma.

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    Chronic Conditions, Common Skin Conditions, Malignancy and End of Life

    This module takes approximately 2 hours to complete and provides all health care professionals with an overview of how to manage chronic conditions, common skin conditions, malignancy and end of life. This module focuses on:

    • Oedema and chronic venous insufficiency
    • Common skin conditions such as Seborrhoeic Keratosis and Solar Keratosis
    • Skin cancers and malignancy
    • Skin frailty and end of life care.

    This Module is designed to provide health professionals, and student health professionals, especially those working with older adults, a detailed description of how to manage chronic conditions, common skin conditions, malignancy and end of life care.

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    Wound Care in the Ageing Population

    The Wound Care in the Ageing Population Course has been designed for all health care professionals working in Aged Care, either within a Residential Aged Care Facility, the Community or the Public Health System. This course is comprised of 7 modules and will take approximately 14 hours to complete, although each module has been designed as an independent unit and carries its own certificate of completion. The modules are:

    • Module 1: Skin Anatomy and the Effects of Ageing (2 hours)
    • Module 2: Risk Factors Affecting Healthy Skin (2 hours)
    • Module 3: Wound Assessment, Wound Photography and Wound Management (2 hours)
    • Module 4: Moisture Management (2 hours)
    • Module 5: Pressure Injuries in the Ageing Population (2 hours)
    • Module 6: Skin Trauma (2 hours)
    • Module 7: Chronic Conditions, Common Skin Conditions, Malignancy and End of Life (2 hours).

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    ACRRM and RACGP Course

    This online course is for members of the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  The course comprises of the following modules:

    • Introduction to Wound Management
    • Fundamentals of Burn Management
    • Comprehensive Foot Ulcer Management
    • Lower Leg Ulcer Management
    • Management of Malignant Wounds
    • Perineal Care Module
    • Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries
    • Essentials of Skin Tear Management.

    You can complete one or all of the modules over a 12-month period, with each module earning you 16 pts for QI & CPD Category 2 Activity (RACGP) or 30 PRPD points (ACRRM). 

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    Fundamentals of Wound Management 1

    This workshop is for Brisbane North PHN staff who need to complete the Fundamentals of Wound Management Workshop 1.

    Fundamentals of Wound Management 2

    This workshop is for Brisbane North PHN staff who need to complete the Fundamentals of Wound Management Workshop 2.

    The Skin and Wound Healing

    The skin and wound healing session is a prerequisite 1 hour tutorial for health care professionals before attending a Wound Innovations workshop.