Royal Adelaide Hospital – Staff Development Department Skin and Wound Assessment Team (SWAT) Nurse Workshop (4 Days) Workshop/Program Aim: Ensure that evidenced-based practices in wound management and pressure injury prevention are applied throughout CALHN. Provide peer support relationship to other health professionals to develop their wound and or pressure injury knowledge Maintain a SWAT Nurse portfolio within your professional discipline Promote Patient Centred Care approach for wound management Learning Outcomes Be aware of current evidence-based practices in wound management, skin integrity and pressure injury prevention. Complete a comprehensive wound assessment using HEIDIE & TIME assessment methods Using the comprehensive wound assessment skills to inform wound product choices. Increased knowledge in a variety of wound management clinical specialty areas (complex wounds, burns, vascular ulcers, surgical wounds, dermatology, hyperbaric). Become a resource person on current wound practices to patients and other health professionals. Promote and utilise the new Wound Consultancy Pathways throughout CALHN Assessment WoundsWest Core Wound Module WoundsWest Pressure Injury Module (Moodle) Aseptic Technique eLearning Module (Moodle) Eligibility/Entry requirements Registered and Enrolled Nurses interested in becoming a SWAT Nurse within their ward area. Must be willing to attend educational updates to keep current evidenced-based wound care practices. Actively participate in a minimum of (6) Pressure Injury & SWAT Nurse Meetings over a 12 month period Willing to participate in clinical audits relating to skin integrity, Pressure Injuries & wounds as directed Workshop/Program Coordinator Karen Seaton Please Note: The workshop timetable and topics may change at short notice due to speaker unavailability. Participants must attend all four days of the workshop to become a SWAT Nurse.
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