Not only will Terry Swanson host her 15th Annual SWH Modern Wound Management Products & Technology Seminar & Trade Show, a book she’s co-edited will also be launched.
SWH Director of Nursing Julianne Clift will perform the launch-honours for a textbook healthcare practitioners are desperate to get their hands on. Called Wound Management for the Advanced Practitioner, Terry and her co-editors have built on the foundations provided by numerous basic, introductory-level textbooks in the field to provide an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date textbook for wound managers who want to further develop their knowledge and skills.
Twenty years' experience stands Terry in good stead for sharing her expertise. Endorsed in 2004 as one of Australia’s first nurse practitioners in her chosen speciality of wound management, she manages our innovative, nurse-led outpatient wound management clinic, where she provides inpatient consultations and is a resource for the rest of the region. She also holds a number of positions on state, national and international organisations; keynotes at national and international events; has published articles in professional journals and co-authored a book.
Increasingly, wound management is recognised as a specialised area of practice. Advances in wound-care products, surgical interventions and social-support options create an often bewildering array of knowledge for healthcare practitioners. Wound Management for the Advanced Practitioner opens with a focus on the core elements of effective wound management: an understanding of how wounds heal and what inhibits their healing, rigorous assessment, use of outcome measures, evidence-based approaches to practice, and an understanding of how clinical research is done.
Following the 5.30pm book launch, the seminar and trade show will commence. So far, 93 health professionals from around the region have booked in to learn the latest on post-operative wound drainage, innovations in wound care, new technologies and treatments, preventing skin injuries and bandaging systems.
All the big-name suppliers will be there including our very own SWH Supply Shop plus AMCLA Medical, Aspen, Australian Skin Face Body, B Brann, Biomet/Venosan, Coloplast, Convatec, Covidien, Hartmann, Independence Australia, KCI Medical, Link Medical, Molnlycke, Nice Pak Products Prime Nutrition, Smith & Nephew, Sutherland Medical.
To be held at the Warrnambool Football Netball Club, the 15th Annual SWH Modern Wound Management Products & Technology Seminar & Trade Show opens at 5pm on October 16 (closes at 9). Finger food and drinks will be provided.
Photo courtesy of The Standard and photographer Rob Gunstone.