Wound Care Aged Care Series

Wound Care Aged Care Series

$280.00   inc GST  

This valuable training is designed for nurses caring for older people in healthcare settings, aged care facilities and community care. Understanding the vulnerability of the older and protecting them from potential harm is a pivotal role of the nurse.

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Course Overview

This course will explore various topics crucial to wound management in aged care. From understanding the unique challenges of aging skin to mastering practical wound care techniques, each module is crafted to equip you with the expertise needed to provide exceptional care.

Course Subjects

  • Introduction & Conclusion
  • Standards for Nurses
  • Deteriorating Resident
  • Skin Anatomy, Wound Healing Physiology and Skin Frailty
  • Wound Assessment and Product Selection
  • Skin Tear Management
  • Moisture Associated Skin Damage
  • Leg Ulceration & Oedema Care
  • Wound Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Pressure Injury Development
  • Pressure Injury Prevention & Management

Course Duration

10 Hours Direct Learning
30 Hours of Indirect Learning including Knowledge & Performance Assessments Online

Entry Requirements

  • Holds a licence to practice with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Access to a computer with internet
  • The provision of computer programs and completing an online assessment
  • Ability to upload files
  • Employer support recommended

Training Features

This valuable training is designed for nurses to improve their function in the health care team. Understanding the vulnerability of the older adult and identifying and protecting them from potential harm is a pivotal role of the nurse. The nurse will develop the skills and knowledge to safely care for the vulnerable person and have confidence in observing, initiating treatment and accurately documenting findings. Consumers, families, and managers will recognise and become reassured of the workforce’s capability to deliver safe, effective care. The course aligns with aged care quality indicators, standards, and national wound management standards. It has been developed by accessing the best available evidence and translating this information into an essential program for nurses. The training is delivered by a Nurse Practitioner who is realistic and practical when educating and understanding the critical contribution nurses bring to the vulnerable people in their care.

Study Method

  • Self-paced access to online presentations
  • Online workbook knowledge assessment
  • Demonstrated performance task assessment

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will:

  • Gain insights into the physiological changes in aging skin and comprehend the impact on wound healing.
  • Develop skills in identifying various skin conditions prevalent among older individuals. Learn the importance of early detection through comprehensive skin assessments.
  • Explore proactive measures to minimise the risk of skin issues, including pressure ulcers and infections.
  • Master evidence-based wound care techniques, understanding the principles that guide effective and compassionate care.
  • Align your practices with the latest wound care and aged care standards and discover how best practices contribute to improved outcomes for the elderly under your care.


Margo Asimus created history in 2004 when she became the first authorised Nurse Practitioner specialising in Wound Management in Australia. She has spent most of her career working in public hospitals and community health services in NSW. In 2016, Margo founded Skin & Wound Care Consultancy, which provides advanced wound management services. With nearly 30 years of experience in this specialty, Margo has received national recognition, presented at numerous events across Australia and overseas, authored publications, and served as one of the Editors of the Australian text ‘Wound Management for the Advanced Practitioner’. She has also held leadership roles, including the past presidency of the Hunter, NSW, and Wounds Australia, and was awarded life memberships for these organisations.

More recently, Margo has been committed to enabling clinicians and personal care assistants to gain more confidence in skin & wound care through easily accessible online training. In 2020, she launched Wound Education, a platform that offers practical base training for participants.

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