Available courses

Course DescriptionAHW Module

This module has been developed specifically for Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to assist them in gaining the knowledge, skill, competence and confidence required to assess and manage patients with wounds, within their scope of practice.

Course Description

This module outlines the emergency treatment of burns and includes the principles of:

  • Burn injury assessment, burn first aid and referral criteria
  • Emergency management of burn patients
  • Burn wound management

Course Description

This module examines the fundamental principles of wound assessment and management focussing on:

  • Skin anatomy and the physiology of wound healing
  • The different classifications of wound healing and the factors that prevent wounds from healing
  • Bacteria and Biofilms and their effect on wound healing

Course Description

This module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including:

  • Foot ulcer epidemiology and the anatomy of the lower leg
  • How to identify an ‘At Risk’ foot and determine differences between neuropathic and arterial ulcers
  • Principles of conservative sharp wound debridement and the impact of diabetes on foot disease

Course Description

This module explores leg ulcer assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

  • Leg anatomy, calf pump physiology and leg ulcer aetiology
  • Comprehensive contra lateral leg assessment
  • Principles of leg ulcer management and correct application of compression bandaging

MWMCourse Description

This module explores the prevention, assessment and management of malignant wounds including:

  • Skin cancer risk factors especially for Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and Melanomas
  • Characteristics of premalignant skin changes and pre-cancerous lesions
  • Diagnosis, and holistic management of the person with a malignant wound

Course Description

This module explores pressure injury assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

  • Completing a pressure injury risk assessment, the tools recommended and how to conduct a skin assessment
  • Classification of pressure injuries using the NPUAP/EPUAP pressure injury classification system and subsequent treatment for each stage of pressure injury
  • The NSQHS Standard 8 preventing and managing pressure injuries and subsequent recommendations

Course Description

This module explores skin tear assessment, management and prevention strategies including:

  • Skin tear risk factors such as advanced age, dependence for activities of daily living, and visible skin changes
  • Maintaining a safe environment and effective handling techniques
  • Classification using the Skin Tear Audit Research (STAR) Tool and dressing product selection