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Future of diabetic foot offloading

The Future Of Offloading Published?

Jul 8, 2019

Article by Diabetic Foot Australia A new publication on plantar tissue stress received wide acclaim at this year’s 8th International Diabetic Foot Symposium with many suggesting it may shape the future of diabetic foot offloading treatments. The paper was authored by several leading offloading experts from the US (Crews & Najafi), Netherlands (van Netten & Bus Netherlands), UK (Chadwick) and…

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What are the Intrinsic Risk Factors for Pressure Injuries?

What are the Intrinsic Risk Factors for Pressure Injuries? Take our Wound Knowledge Test!

Jul 3, 2019

Any factor that exposes the skin to excessive pressure, or diminishes its tolerance to pressure, is considered a risk factor for pressure injuries. There are both Extrinsic and Intrinsic risk factors that predispose to Pressure Injury development. Intrinsic factors are those factors which influence the architecture and integrity of the skin and supporting structures, in…

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The Department of Health has just released the new My Aged Care website

Department of Health Launches new My Aged Care website

Jul 1, 2019

The Department of Health has released the new My Aged Care website, coinciding with the commencement of the new national Aged Care Quality Standards today. The Department’s official announcement states: “It (the new website) has a simple design and user-friendly content to help consumers find the information they are looking for. The ‘Find a provider…

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What is the third response of haemostasis

What is the third response of haemostasis? Take our Wound Knowledge Test!

Jun 24, 2019

Haemostasis is comprised of three responses – what is the third response? Check your knowledge in our quick quiz. Haemostasis is one of the celluar events that occur in wound healing, and is the interruption of blood flow through a vessel or to a part. Haemostasis is comprised of three responses: 1. a vasoconstrictive response,…

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Aged Care Quality Standards Graphic 2018

Aged Care Quality Standards and Wound Care: A Brief Overview

Jun 17, 2019

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!

The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines Are Here!

Jun 10, 2019

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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