National Events

14 Feb 17

It's all about evidenced based wound care - prevention and management

Wounds in Australia are a silent epidemic. They affect approximately 450 000 Australian’s and cost the health care system more than $3 billion per year. Although evidence-based wound care results in improved healing rates and reduced costs, there is a significant evidence-practice gap in Australia.

In this session, you will learn more about:

  • The wound problem in Australia and national strategies to improve wound healing outcomes through the application of evidence-based practice.
  • Preventing amputations in people with diabetes, highlighting issues and best practice.
  • Transforming Wound Outcomes through innovation and collaboration

Our Experts

Dr Jane O'Brien, University of Tasmania

Jane is a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania after having recently relocated from Queensland where she worked the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology for 10 years. Jane is a Registered Nurse and Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 12 years of experience in hospital and community settings and has been working on research projects relating to chronic wound management and exercise. The focus of Jane’s research is on behavioural medicine and the principles of how people change in relation to their health needs.

Dr Michelle Gibb, Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMI CRC)

Michelle commenced with the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMI CRC) in February 2015 as Clinical Director. In this role, Michelle is responsible for leading the development of the Australian Wound Innovation Centre, the Australian Wound Registry and Credentialing of Wound Clinicians portfolios. Prior to her current role, Michelle led the Wound Healing Service at Queensland University of Technology as Wound Management Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience in wound management and has worked in a range of clinical settings. Michelle has been awarded numerous prestigious awards for her contribution to nursing and wound care including a Churchill Fellowship in 2010. Michelle has completed her PhD on wound management nurse practitioner models of practice examining parameters of practice and patient outcomes of this health service initiative.

The Wound Management Innovation CRC has been a catalyst for change in the wound industry since its inception in 2010. The WMI CRC is an industry led, cooperative organisation whose activities are transforming wound outcomes by addressing the key issues affecting wound healing and prevention. In this session, Michelle will share with you some of the exciting initiatives that are transforming wound outcomes nationally.

Presented by: Dr Rajna Ogrin, RDNS

Rajna initially trained as a clinical podiatrist, and has worked across the majority of health sectors: community health, hospital and private settings. Early in this role, she identified gaps in clinical practice and patient care, particularly in people with diabetes and foot complications. This led her to complete a PhD on prevention of foot problems in people with diabetes, and accelerate healing of older people with venous leg ulcers using electrical stimulation through the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. This work was funded by two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.

In 2009, she was awarded a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Health Force Ontario funding and successfully developed, implemented and evaluated an interprofessional diabetes foot ulcer team, providing community based, patient-centred management of people with diabetes in Canada. Rajna is leading the Centre of Wound Management and her research interests include: evidence-based wound care; sensory nerve function in healing; wound healing physiology; and translating research into clinical practice – with a focus on wounds and diabetes.

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Event Details

Online Registration:
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NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT: 12:00 - 1:00pm
QLD: 11:00am to 12:00pm
SA/NT: 11:30am - 12:30pm
WA: 9:00am to 10:00am
NZL: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Registrations close on 13 February 2017 at 04:00pm AEDT.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Event Date & Time: Tuesday 14th February 2017, 12pm-1pm AEDT

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 19th Jan 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 14th Feb 17 10:00 AM

Places Available: 43

Your Investment

AAG Members: FREE
Non-Members: $35.00
NZAG Members: FREE (Please enter the code provided by your organisation at checkout to receive this discount.)
ANZSGM Members: FREE (Please enter the code provided by your organisation at checkout to receive this discount.)

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