Aged Care Quality Standards Graphic 2018

As aged care services prepare for the new Aged Care Quality Standards, the Commission expects that organisations will be compliant with these Standards from 1 July 2019. Below is a brief overview of some of the wound care requirements for providers as outlined in the new Standards. The new Commission Act and Rules apply to all…

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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines Are Here!

Article by Diabetic Foot Australia | Register for the DFA2019 Conference here The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years,…

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Wound Innovations Website Update

Wound Innovations have been undergoing an update of our website and online presence this week, with further updates to be released in the coming weeks. These updates reflect our service focus on outreach to all Australians who need specialist wound care, regardless of location. Our in-demand services have been expanded to on-site visits to facilities…

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Brisbane and Adelaide Foundations Wound Management Workshops

Wound Innovations is partnering with Health Times for two upcoming face to face workshops in Brisbane and Adelaide. Designed for busy nurses, this workshop provides comprehensive, easy to understand principles and tools to support evidence-based person-centred wound management practice. The ‘Foundations of Wound Management’ workshops are facilitated by our Nurse Practitioner, Tabatha Rando, and feature…

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International Day of the Midwife 2019

May 5th, International Day of the Midwife, is the internationally recognised day highlighting and focusing on the works of midwives and midwifery. It is a day that is recognised and celebrated globally, with more than 50 nations observing the day. The idea of the International Day of the Midwife as a day to honour and…

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Olympics of the diabetic foot

Article by Diabetic Foot Australia The International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) has been informally known as the “Olympics of the diabetic foot” since 1996. And this year will see a record of 20 Aussie presentations at next month’s 8th ISDF “Olympics” in The Netherlands which is much more than any other “Olympics”. Why…

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FoundationsofWoundManagementBrisbaneHealthTimesevent

Designed for busy nurses, this workshop provides comprehensive, easy to understand principles and tools to support evidence-based person-centred wound management practice. EVENT SUMMARY: Date: Tuesday July 23, 2019 Venue: George Williams Hotel, Brisbane 4000 Price $250 (early bird price $199 available until May 31) 6 Face-Face CPD Hours Tickets strictly limited Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=493898&bof There…

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AreThereDifferencesinDFUGuidelines

Article by Dr Byron Perrin, Diabetic Foot Australia A new study just published in the journal Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews has found that there are many differences between recommendations made in national diabetic foot disease guidelines (including Australia’s) and those made in the peak International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) guidelines. This first-of-its-kind study from a diverse…

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Diabetic Foot Australia Wound Dressings Research

Article by Dr Pete Lazzarini, Diabetic Foot Australia A new high-quality randomised controlled trial (RCT) reporting a new dressing that helps heal diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) quicker has been published in the world’s leading diabetes journal, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. This new RCT reports “LeucoPatch” – a new multi-layered dressing patch made up of the patient’s own…

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