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eBlast - 5 April 2017

In this eBlast:

Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Consultation

On behalf of the Pan Pacific Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Development Group, Wounds Australia members and other interested parties are invited to review and comment on the draft document “Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers 2nd Edition.

The revised 2nd edition provides the best available evidence, recommendations and practice points to guide practice in venous leg ulcer prevention and management. The Guideline is a valuable resource for guiding clinical practice and the development of policies, procedures and education programs. It has undergone a rigorous appraisal of the literature and seeking NHMRC approval.

Comment can be made via https://woundguideline.com/ until 21 April 2017.Wounds Australia is pleased to provide a Grants and Scholarship Program to our members, to access and participate in professional development that will further the philosophy of Wounds Australia.

New Tasmanian Committee

Wounds Australia (Tasmania) recently held the inaugural meeting which was well attended. At the meeting, a Tasmanian Committee was formed. The committee led by Clarissa Young, consists of Lea Young, Deb Geard, Bebe Brown and Robyn Anderson.

A Tasmanian Wound Wagon is being planned for later in the year, and local members will be kept informed through e-blasts and the website.

Upcoming Events

NADC Foot Network Working Party EOI

The National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) is establishing a Foot Network to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by diabetes-related foot disease in people in Australia. The NADC Foot Network aims to lead a national coordinated communication network for health professional and scientific aspects of foot care in diabetes, including a nationally standardised excellence process of high risk foot care in Australia, targeted health professional education and promoting health care delivery research. This process will be aligned to the 2016-2020 Australian National Diabetes Strategy. An initial high priority project is to establish functional national definition(s) for diabetes multidisciplinary high risk foot services (HRFS).

Wounds Australia has been asked to nominate a representative to the NADC Foot Network Working Party. This would be a 2 year voluntary commitment. If you have an interest and suitable qualifications in this area and would be willing to represent Wounds Australia on this group, the EOI application and further information can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNWP_EOI.

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