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Health professionals keen to learn about wounds management
14 February 2018

More than 150 nurses, aged care workers, doctors, Aboriginal health workers and podiatrists from across the region will attend a sold-out wounds management workshop at the Dubbo RSL this Saturday.

Wounds impact on many of our most vulnerable people including the elderly, people with diabetes, and those who have had surgery and other procedures such as skin cancer removal. This practical workshop will help local practitioners develop skills in the assessment, treatment and management of complicated wounds.

This event is delivered by the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN), an organisation that funds primary health care services and supports General Practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and Wounds Australia, the peak national body for Wounds Management.

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Revised health care standards retreat from action on preventable pressure injuries
7 December 2017

Wounds Australia is concerned that the new edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Care Standards will lead to more pressure injuries in Australian health services.

Pressure injuries are a common and costly health care complication. Recent surveys have found around 1 in 10 patients in hospital had a pressure injury.

The estimated cost to the Australian health care sector of pressure injuries is almost $1billion annually.

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