Carer Series: Managing Skin - do's and don'ts
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Carer Series: Managing Skin - do's and don'ts

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

This webinar looks at the importance of managing skin in the aged care setting. It will explore the changes in older skin and the risks of skin damage in everyday activities.

What do we do when we are concerned with skin changes? The webinar will explore some skin conditions and what to do if we come across these. We will explore the importance of teamwork and a best practice approach to minimising skin damage and tissue loss. 

 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the importance of good skincare
  • Gain an understanding of managing ageing skin and teamwork
  • Recognise skin problems and when to refer 
  • Explore different options ways to maintain skin integrity