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

    Course DescriptionAHW 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.

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    Course Description

    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

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    Course Description

    This module examines the fundamental principles of wound assessment and management focussing 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

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    Course Description

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

    • Foot ulcer epidemiology and the 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 and the impact of diabetes on foot disease

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    Course Description

    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

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    MWMCourse Description

    This module explores the prevention, 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

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    Course Description

    This module covers care of the perineum with a focus on:

    • Obstetric wound trauma
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the perineum
    • Antenatal Care including cultural considerations
    • Intrapartum Care including episiotomy
    • Postnatal care including the phases of wound healing

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    Course Description

    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 pressure injury classification system and subsequent treatment for each stage of pressure injury
    • The NSQHS Standard 8 preventing and managing pressure injuries and subsequent recommendations

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    Course Description

    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 and dressing product selection

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    Course Description

    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 discusses the causes of skin damage and how to reduce the risks of injury.

    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).