About WHIA

Wound Healing Institute Australia’s (WHIA) purpose is to advance and promote public health by applying a holistic approach to preventing and improving the treatment and management of chronic wounds, which arise from a disease or disorder.

WHIA’s inception was facilitated by the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre and founded on the successful WoundsWest™ program offered only in Western Australia (WA) through an agreement between the WA Department of Health, Silver Chain and Curtin University. 

About our Interactive Learning

WHIA's suite of  wound management modules are not only fully accredited for CPD but are an easy to use educational tool for a more clinically proficient workforce.

Increased knowledge and confidence leads to clinicians being able to integrate evidence-based recommendations to meet national safety and quality standards for wound prevention and management.

Our modules  are interactive using 3D images, simulation techniques, video vignettes and case studies and quizzes, with immediate feedback, to support principles of adult learning.

The Australian College of Nursing, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine have endorsed these modules for accrual of continuing professional or adult learning module points.

We recommend all our modules are completed on an annual basis for competency and accreditation purposes. When you purchase a module, you will have unlimited access to that module for 12 months from date of purchase.

Improving clinical decision making and skills for an empowered workforce

 

Our team

WHIA's team consists of national experts in wound management and a dedicated management team 

Ian Griffiths

DR IAN GRIFFITHS

Chief Executive Officer
Dr Anthony Dyer

DR ANTHONY DYER

Special Projects and Initiatves Director
Tabatha Rando Nurse Practitioner

TABATHA RANDO

Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Susannah Mulligan

SUSANNAH MULLIGAN

Research and Evaluation Service Manager
Lynette Rodriguez

LYNETTE RODRIGUEZ

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Wound Advisory Service
Kylie Staunton

KYLIE STAUNTON

Marketing and Administration Coordinator

Wound Advisory Service and Telehealth Consultation

Wound Innovations offer a Wound Advisory Service and Telehealth Consultation to facilitate remote and rural consultation of the person and their wound within their own home, community or local health service, minimising the need for the person to travel long distances or be transferred to minor rural or metropolitan services for wound management. Video conferencing involving the patient and treating health personnel is also used to support consultation processes.

 
Referrals can be made by a clinician, such as a:
  • General Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Aboriginal Health Worker
  • Medical Specialist
  • Allied Health Professional
 

WA Country Health Services

The WAS will acknowledge all referrals within one working day. Client/patient consent will be required to facilitate sharing of clinical information with WAS staff and other health practitioners as necessary.

 

Our WAS Clinical Nurse Consultant will require clinical information about the client/patient, inclusive of medical history and information about their wound(s). Wherever possible, one or more photographs of the wound(s) should be supplied to aid the consultation process.

 

The WAS staff will review all the clinical information received and respond with recommendations for evidence-based wound management and advice on wound management products, ancillary medical devices and educational resources for the client/patient or supporting clinical staff as required.

 

Wound Advisory Service referrals can be made by:

 

  • Phone – 1300 WOUNDS (1300 968 637)
  • Mobile – 0417 843 184
  • Fax – (08) 9370 5131
  • Email – wound.advice@whia.com.au
  • Via SHaRE for all WA Country Health Service professionals (through health point at https://share.hdwa.health.wa.gov.au)
  • For all other referrals please contact Wound Innovations

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