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The aim of this program is to prepare RNs or ENs working in district nursing services within the RWV Loddon Mallee region to take on the role of Wound Resource Education Nurses (WRENs).

Registration Process

Registration was by invitataion only.   If you are interested in future programs, please discuss with your manager.
Expressions of interest were sent to managers in December 2021.
Place offers were emailed to managers on 14/1/2022 with instructions and a link for registration via Eventbrite.
Fee is $100, to be paid via Eventbrite during registration. This program is heavily subsidised (see note about funding at bottom of page).
Registrations closed Friday 28th January.  

Information for Participants:

1. Key Dates (see table below)

2. Check Emails Frequently. Important upates and information will be sent to the email address indicated during registration.

3. Pre-Education package and quiz: Due by Sunday 20th February at 10pm.

  • Allow 4 hrs to complete.
  • See quiz invitation emailed to you.

4. Set up and log into Microsoft Teams 

5. Prepare for online education days.

6. Questions? 

Please contact your RWV CNC via email or phone (listed on RWV Loddon Mallee Home Page)

Key Dates 

Participants must attend all four days and complete the pre-education quiz by the due date.

2022Date & LocationPresented byModality 
Pre-edPackage available by Sunday Jan 30th 2022
Quiz due Sunday Feb 20th 2022 @ 10pm 
Download pdf package from this page, or Microsoft Teams
Online quiz at own pace. Link will be emailed.
Day 1Group A: Wed 23rd Feb, OR
Group B: Wed 2nd Mar
Lisa Hewitt &
Sally James
Live Online
Day 2Group A: Wed 9th Mar OR
Group B: Wed 16th Mar
Lisa Hewitt &
Sally James
Live Online
Day 3Group A: Robinvale District Health Service: Wed 23rd March, or
Group B: Bendigo Health Learning Space: Wed 30th March
Lisa Hewitt &
Sally James 
Face-to-face (Covid permitting)
Day 4Fri 8th AprAndrea MinnisLive Online

About the Presenters

Andrea Minnis
Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner in wound management and has over 25 years experience working with clients with chronic and complex wounds and oedema. Andrea worked with Bendigo Health for over 18 years as a founding member of the Tissue Trauma and Wound clinic and established her private practice; Bendigo Wound Management in 2013. Andrea provides specialist management to individuals with chronic and complex wounds and oedema and works closely local services, specialists and the TAC to provide support to complex clients across the region, as well as providing clinical support to Hospital inpatients, Nursing home and Hostel residents in the Bendigo and outlying regions. Andrea is a life member of Wounds Australia, holds a Masters degree in Nursing (Research) and is passionate about improving community access to specialist wound management services and fostering the role of the Nurse Practitioner in wound management.

Sally James
Sally is a Wound Clinical Nurse Consultant for Regional Wounds Victoria (Loddon Mallee) with more than 25 years specialty experience as a Wound and Lymphoedema consultant. Sally currently is a Wounds Australia Credentialed Advanced Wound Professional (WA-CAWP). She works as an independent professional in all aspects of wound and lymphoedema care and education, whilst building strong working relationships with colleagues. Sally has a Masters of Wound Care from Monash University and is currently a teaching associate for this program. She is an eager Wounds Australia committee member.Sally is enthusiastic about achieving best practice for people with wounds, sharing her knowledge and understanding by communicating evidenced based care to other health professionals

Lisa Hewitt
Lisa has been in the role of Wound Clinical Nurse Consultant for Regional Wounds Victoria (Loddon Mallee) since 2008 . Lisa developed a special interest in wound management in the 1990s and completed Cert. Stomal Therapy in 1998, Post Grad Cert (Wound Management) in 2006 and extended it to a Post Grad Dip (Wound Management) in 2012. As a past regional representative for the Australian Wound Management Association - Vic (now part of Wounds Australia), she advocated for regional nurses by being instrumental in establishing live webcasts of twillight seminars to regional victoria. Lisa is passionate about supporting regional nurses and other colleagues with access to best-practice, evidence-based wound management education, resources, expert advice and systems that work.

This program is subsidised by the Loddon Mallee Regional DNS Netowork and Regional Wounds Victoria. Regional Wounds Victoria receives funding from the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the HACC PYP (Home and Community Care Program for Younger People). The CHSP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Department of Health website ( for more information. The HACC PYP is funded by the Victorian Government.