WHIA can provide Domiciliary Services, General Practitioners and Practice Nurses with:

  • Patient education resources e.g. skin care, and burn and scabies prevention
  • 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
    • Development of:
      • clinical protocols for wound prevention and management
      • orientation program in wound management
      • skills proficiency programs
    • Monitoring and evaluation of wound management services
      • Audit prevalence and incidence of wounds
      • Recommendations for service delivery
    • Establish central dressing and equipment banks
  • Advice on wound prevention, assessment and management via the Wound Advisory Service using telehealth modalities or direct clinical advice
  • Clinical Education and training for GP’s, RNs, ENs, AHW and healthcare workers for:
    • Wound assessment, management and prevention
      • Foot and Leg Ulcers
        • Lower limb and foot assessment
        • Ankle Brachial Pressure Indices
        • Compression bandaging
      • Skin tears and pressure injuries
      • Surgical wounds, wound dehiscence, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    • Dressings including product types and formulary
    • Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement