FOUNDATIONS FOR WOUND MANAGEMENT A

NSM4FWA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides the student with an opportunity to understand the foundation concepts that underpin effective wound management. It is recommended for health professionals working in a variety of settings including primary care, community care, acute care and specialised wound care services. Case studies are used to encourage students to draw, from relevant research and theory, to design and implement wound management plans. Content presented includes the influence of molecular and cellular activities on the physiology of the skin, common aetiologies including: chronic venous insufficiency; peripheral ischemia; diabetes, autoimmune disease, burns and malnutrition; the impact of wounding on the psychological and social status of the client; and contemporary interventions including wound bed preparation, dressing selection, nutrition supplementation and physiological support.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentiate between the phases of wound healing, including the molecular and cellular components, the visual manifestations and the impact on quality of life.

Activities:
Online modules providing access to text and animated representations of wound healing physiology. Photographic examples of wounds in different healing phases. Video patient stories recounting their experiences living with a wound.

02. Using information from a patient case study, identify potential aetiology for a given wound and describe assessments used to support or refute the diagnoses.

Activities:
Online modules providing access to text and animated representations of aetiologies that contribute to wound formation. Photographic examples of wounds created by different aetiologies.

03. Using available literature, select appropriate interventions to manage patients with a wound of a given aetiology.

Activities:
Small group case discussion using de-identified medical records. Small group discussions of student documented management plans for a given patient.

04. Develop an appreciation of the impact that being wounded has on a patient's quality of life.

Activities:
Video patient stories recounting their experiences living with a wound. Presenting case studies from the student practice - assessment three.

05. Document and implement a wound management plan for a patient with a given wound aetiology.

Activities:
Small group discussions of student documented management plans for a given patient. Assessing and planning care for an assigned patient - assessment two.

06. Modify a wound management plan to recognise the psychological and/or social status of the patient.

Activities:
Small group discussions of student documented management plans for a given patient. Assessing and planning care for an assigned patient - assessment two.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Four 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 x 6 hour face-to-face workshops (or online virtual classroom equivalent) per semester."

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 210.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Includes16-hours per week of clinical learning time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour practical examination.30 04, 05, 06
One 20-minute case presentation.20 04, 05, 06
One 4,000-word review.50 01, 02, 03