“Gain an understanding of HEIDI as an integral part of wound assessment “
HEIDI is a mnemonic for History, Examination, Investigation, Diagnosis & Implementation. It can be applied in a clinical setting at the point of care to undertake a holistic assessment of the person with a wound. The assessment is a key component in wound management and we use it to identify the wound aetiology, plan goals in outcomes, and formulate a management plan.
Assessment is a key part of a clinician’s daily life. Without it we are not able to collect information about our patients and it enables us to establish a diagnosis. Sometimes clinicians caring for a person with a chronic wound will simply focus on the wound itself and this may result in poor healing outcomes. Undertaking a holistic assessment means looking at the whole person, not just the wound. There may be a number of physical, psychological and social factors that may impact on wound healing and it is important to identify these.
This webinar is the first of 2 exploring wound assessment as a holistic approach using HEIDI as a guide for your application in practice. In our second webinar, we will look at wound assessment in detail as part of the wound management process.
In this session you will:
- Gain an understanding of HEIDI as an integral part of wound assessment
- Explore wound assessment as a holistic approach
- Discuss the application of HEIDI as part of wound management planning
- Explore some of the barriers to undertaking a holistic assessment of wounds
Masters Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN
Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management and has worked across a number of public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.
She completed her Master of Nursing Science with QUT & became an endorsed Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and currently runs her own private practice in Skin Integrity & Wound Management. She works collaboratively with a number of Aged Care providers, private hospitals and community nursing services. Louise also runs 2 specialist wound clinics for a GP practice and community nursing group…Read More>>