Carer Series: Taking the pressure off - what to do?
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Carer Series: Taking the pressure off - what to do?

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

Pressure injuries are challenging for everyone in the clinical team and can be painful and debilitating for the resident (or patient). Why do they happen, are they preventable? What is your role as a carer in preventing and managing pressure injuries? 

This webinar will explore pressure injury prevention and management. We will examine the causes and how we can minimise risk for our patients. It will introduce the International Classification for Pressure injuries and explore some of the most common equipment seen in the care environment for the prevention of pressure injuries. 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the role of the carer in pressure injury prevention and management
  • Gain an understanding of the International Classification for Pressure Injuries
  • Review some of the most common types of equipment for pressure injury management and prevention 
  • Recognise the role of teamwork in pressure injury prevention