Wound Healing Institute Australia is able to support health agencies, health personnel and health consumers in Australia with education on wound management remotely. Preservation of skin integrity and management of wounds are core business activities of health services. Nurse managers, chief executive officers and general practitioners in rural hospitals in Australia have identified wound management as a significant clinical priority.
It is important all clinical staff are cognisant of rapid advances in science and medical technology to predict, prevent or manage complex and chronic wounds and can apply the evidence and associated technology clinically in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
WHIA provides a suite of online wound education programs for registered health professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers. E-Learning is recognised as a sustainable, effective method of providing education. It permits compression of content and instruction which can expedite training processes and has been used to overcome multiple barriers to learning such as releasing staff for education, and literacy and aptitude for learning.