Infection - antimicrobials, antibiotics & anti-infectives!
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Infection - antimicrobials, antibiotics & anti-infectives!

Presenter Louise Webber, Nurse Practitioner Wound Care - Wound Therapies

Louise Webber MNuS(Nurse Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years of 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.

Louise recently participated in one of the working groups for the Pan Pacific Injury Alliance and was also a member of the Venous Leg ulcer guidelines working party. With an interest in Research, she was previously an Honorary Clinical  Fellow for the Australia Catholic University and has participated in a number of research projects leading to publication. She is currently one of 2 clinicians rewriting the wound chapter of a new peri-operative nursing book. 

Course Content

What is the difference between critical colonisation and wound infection? How do we manage these wounds? Should we treat all wounds with antibiotics? 

This webinar explores the continuum for wound infection and the bacterial bioburden of a wound. It will explore the concept of "bioburden" and non-healing wounds and look at best practice for managing them to achieve good healing outcomes. We are all aware of the term "antimicrobial stewardship"  how does this affect your clinical practice in wound care? You will explore this concept in relation to assessing and treating wounds.

There are multiple anti-microbial dressings available in Australia. These can be confusing how do they work, when do you apply them how long do you use them? Are you confused between antimicrobials, antiseptics and anti-infectives? The webinar will explore some of these products and their application to support your decision making.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the continuum for Wound Infection
  • Gain an understanding of antimicrobial stewardship and the significance in wound management
  • Review the topical antimicrobial dressings in the Australian market
  • Explore different options for managing wound infection