WHIA can assist Residential Aged Care Facilities with the following:

  • Organisational support to:
    • Develop a holistic organisational framework for wound management
    • Interpret and implement
      • Clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements for wound management
      • Australian Standards for Wound Management
    • Develop clinical protocols for wound prevention and management
    • Audit wound prevalence
    • Establish product formulary
  • ¬†Advice on wound prevention and management especially:
    • Maintenance of healthy skin
    • Skin tears
    • Pressure injuries
    • Leg ulcers
  • Clinical education and training for RNs, ENs and Health Care Workers on:
    • Wound prevention, assessment and management
    • Dressing products and formulary
    • Adjunct support surfaces and medical devices based on client/patient risk profile
    • Clinical decision-making