Hospitals, both public and private, particularly hospitals in remote and rural areas with limited access to wound care specialists (e.g. nurse practitioners and stomal therapists) can be assisted in the following ways:

  • 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
  • Direct clinical or remote consultation and advice on wound management especially
    • Acute, chronic and unusual or atypical wounds
    • Wounds in special populations e.g. obstetrics, spinal cord , acquired brain injury, paediatrics
  • Clinical education and training for health practitioners and healthcare workers including:
    • Prediction, prevention and management of wounds
    • Dressing products and formulary
    • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    • Wound Debridement
    • Use of adjunct support surfaces and medical devices