The Acute Wound Care (AWC) course is a practical training opportunity for clinicians who provide care in an out of hospital setting. This 1- day course aims to review the fundamentals principles of both wound assessment and care.
The course has been developed by senior paramedics, based on the lessons learnt during their service.
The day will consist of a series of didactic lectures and skill demonstrations.
Following this, participants will have an opportunity to put their learnings in practice by applying these skills to wound tissue.
- Legal and ethical responsibilities
- Anatomy of an acute wound
- Considerations for wound location and mechanism of injury.
- Non - invasive and invasive wound assessment
- How to describe a wound for consultation
- Wounds in the context of the environment
- Wound cleaning
- Closure considerations and techniques
- Simple suturing
- Concomitant treatment considerations (tetanus, antibiotics, analgesia)
- Post treatment care, assessment, and disposition
AWC is aimed at student paramedics, registered paramedics, military medics, private sector medics as well as nurses and doctors who work in an out of hospital environment.
AWC meets the 8 hours of interactive CPD required for paramedics. All participants will receive a certificate on completion of the course.
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