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Cheryl Dezotti R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., GRAD DIP Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.

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Cheryl Dezotti is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist,  Cheryl is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform She is also the editor, and major contributor, of the Nursing News Blog.

Cheryl’s varied and interesting career highlights include clinical experience in acute surgical, medical, and infection control. The completion of her Master’s degree in Quality in Health Care led to senior management roles in both the acute and aged care sectors, the later leading to her appointment as a Nurse Advisor and Administrator with the Department of Health and Ageing.

Cheryl has worked extensively in the field of education in a number of healthcare and university settings. She has a long standing passion for wound care and has lectured widely on the subject in both Australia and internationally. This passion has led her to author a wound assessment book as well as creating a post graduate wound care course.

As an author, Cheryl’s aim is to provide the reader information that can be easily and practically applied in the clinical setting. As a presenter, Cheryl is known for her ability to deliver the complexities of clinical nursing research in a straight forward and easily understood format that allows attendees to easily apply the content to their individual clinical practice.

Cheryl’s goal is to make a difference to the recipients of health care and she believes that a positive outcome for the patient can only be achieved if Nurses keep up to date with best practice guidelines and their practical application in the workplace.

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The Fabulous World of Wounds: Module Eight - Wound Care Practice Tasks 

Cheryl Dezotti - The Nursing CPD Institute
Modern wound care embraces the application of traditional, refined, and new treatment modalities. Nurses work in a variety of settings and require confidence and competence in many wound-related practices. This module focuses on common wound-related Nursing tasks.
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The Key Factors in Wound Product Selection 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
With over 3000 wound care products on the market it is important to understand the key factors that should be considered when selecting a wound care product.
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World Innovations for Australia to Consider - How other Countries are Delivering Healthcare to their Ageing Populations  

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
8.5% of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. This percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17% of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion). “An Ageing World: 2015”
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The Future of Wound Care Management for an Ageing Population 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The ageing population is at increased risk of wounding due to a myriad of intrinsic factors. Wound management must continue to evolve to cater for an ageing population where human and fiscal resources are limited.
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Who’s Monitoring What in the Healthcare Services of Australia – Let the Madness Unfold 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
There are a plethora of accreditation and monitoring agencies that review different aspects of Australian Health Care Services. How effectual are they?
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The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Beyond 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The Nurse Practitioner role within the healthcare industry is continuing to evolve along with the public's perceptions of Nurses and their role within the healthcare system.
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Predicting, Assessing & Responding to Violent and Challenging Behaviour (PART) 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
This webinar explores the ways that Nurses can predict, assess and respond to violence, aggression and challenging behaviours in the workplace.
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Consensus -Application of aseptic technique in wound dressing procedure 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In Australia there remains debate amongst Nurses regarding the application of an Aseptic technique in wound care. In this session we will review the latest recomendations.
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The Implications of Biofilm and Infection 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Chronic wounds result in significant functional impairment, reduction in quality of life, and a financial burden on our patients.
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Wound Management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will discuss the international Best Practice Recommendations for wound management in Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
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Wound Infection in Clinical Practice 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will discuss the latest international Best Practice Recommendations for managing Wound Infection in Clinical Practice.
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The control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in acute care facilities 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
The Guideline Recommendations for the control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), A guide for acute care health facilities, published by Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2017 forms the basis of this session.
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Customer Service – Key Aspects and Practical Tips 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant
Customer Service is the ability of an organisation to constantly and consistently give the customer what they want and need.
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Standards for Wound Prevention and Management 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will review the Standards for Wound Prevention and Treatment. She will also discuss the implications for wound care management strategies.
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The Revised Continuing Professional Development Annual Registration Standard 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
The revised registration standards come into effect on 1 June 2016 and will replace the registration standards that are currently in place. All nurses and midwives will need to meet the obligations of the revised registration standards by the next registration renewal period in May 2017
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Maintaining Skin Integrity 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Education Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will discuss the latest research to maintain skin integrity in at risk clients.
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What is Biofilm and how does it impact wound healing 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
Today we will learn about what Biofilms really are, how they can impact wound healing and what we as Nurses can practically do to reduce their incidence in wounds.
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MRO’s including VRE & MRSA in the Healthcare Setting – Practical Care Implications 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session the nursing implications of managing clients with MRO’s including MRSA and VRE in an institutional setting will be explored.
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Dispelling the Tradition of Swabbing Walls – Common “Bugs” in the Workplace 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this webinar infection control practices will be discussed and the requirements to swab the care environment reviewed. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and dispel some myths.
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Practical Strategies to Deal with Difficult People in the Workplace 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
The strategies to manage professional relationships in the workplace are essential to creating a team environment that deliverers the best possible nursing service. In this session the strategies to deal with difficult people will be discussed and the individual will be provided the opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of their work relationships.
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Noro Virus Management in an Institutional Setting 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
The effective management of a Noro Virus outbreak in an institutional setting is essential in minimizing the number of individuals affected by the illness. This session identifies the management strategies required to limit the impact of the illness.
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Wound Care - Combining the Australian Wound Management Standards with your Practice 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session, Cheryl will discuss wound classification, wound assessment, and wound healing processes. The Wound Management Standards will be explored in relation to clinical nursing practice. (Please note Standard 3 slide does not show)
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History and Physiology of Wound Care 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will discuss the history of wound care, links to contemporary practice, a review of the skin structure, and wound classification.
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The Registered Nurse and Clinical Leadership in the Aged Care Setting 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session the role of the Registered Nurse in Aged Care will be discussed and the regulatory guidelines and industry expectations that impact on the role will be reviewed. Strategies to assist the Registered Nurse in managing this diverse clinical role will be highlighted.
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Effective Teamwork in the Healthcare Environment 

Cheryl Dezotti - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session the strategies to work effectively as a member of the healthcare team will be discussed along with the strategies to manage teams and handle confrontation and non compliance to team goals.
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The Nuances of Nursing Practice 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
Nursing is at the forefront of health care delivery and the profession has modified its practice accordingly. Statistics will show how this commitment to change continues to enhance the health outcome for the client.
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Oral Care and Changed Behaviour 

Cheryl Dezotti, Educator/ Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
Problems with oral care can lead to altered behaviour. This session will review the influence of oral care on behaviour and management strategies to minimise same.
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Restraint Management in Residential Aged Care 

Cheryl Dezotti, Educator/ Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
A restraint-free environment is seen as a basic human right for all and care recipients are entitled to respect and protection of their basic rights and freedoms, regardless of whether the care is being provided in a residential aged care setting or within the care recipients own home.
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Oral Care Part A 

Cheryl Dezotti, Educator/ Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
More aged care residents have their natural teeth. Many residents take medications that contribute to dry mouth. The onset of major oral health problems takes place well before an older person moves into residential aged care. As residents become frailer and more dependent, they are at high risk of their oral health worsening in a relatively short time if their daily oral hygiene is not maintained adequately. A simple protective oral health care regimen will maintain good oral health.
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Verbal and Non Verbal Communication: interacting with colleagues and clients 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will discuss the concept of verbal and non verbal communication and how the professional relationship with colleagues and clients can be enhanced by the understanding of communication strategies.
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Principles of Manual Handling: practical tips to keep you safe 

Cheryl Dezotti, Nurse Consultant/Senior Educator - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Cheryl will review the principles of manual handling, discuss a number of devices to assist in manual handling, and look at the practical application of the principles in the workplace to maximise staff safety

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