Chronic wounds is an under-recognised public health issue, with more than 400,000 Australians suffering from a chronic wound at any given time. Chronic wounds are defined as wounds that have failed to heal, and are often impacted by other factors including venous insufficiency, infection or poor nutritional status.
It is widely recognised that many wounds can be successfully healed through adopting best practice measures, but many individuals continue to suffer from chronic wounds with up to 70% of patients not receiving appropriate treatment.
There has been an increase in requests and enquiries to community pharmacists for wound care services, reflecting on community pharmacists are recognised as one of the most accessible healthcare professional
The majority of chronic wounds are managed in the community environment rather than the hospital setting. However, inconsistences in wound management practice and outdated methods of treatment are contributing factors to poor health outcomes. As one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, it is important pharmacists are trained to recognise and successfully manage wound conditions to ensure optimal health outcomes for the patient.
This one day workshop is delivered by Gary Bain, an accredited wound care nurse with more than 30 years of experience. Gary currently works in private practice, as an educator and nurse consultant in wound management as well as providing clnical support to patients and clinicians across various health sectors.
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