Wound care is an on-going challenge in community health. Limited resources are available for use by staff in the arena of wound care, and those that exist are not standardised for use across the state.
Connected Wound Care is an initiative as part of the Victorian Wound Management Project, which aims to improve the management and treatment of chronic wounds within the Victorian community.
The Connected Wound Care (CWC) project was implemented as a collaboration between Regional Wounds Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service (now Bolton Clarke). This resulted in the development of multiple resources to assist nursing staff and the people with wounds they are caring for to manage wounds such as leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers across the state.
The anticipated benefits of these tools for nurses and client/resident(s) are:
The resources provided include:
CWC Your guide to the diabetes foot resources kit.pdf (includes instructions for using 10g monofilament)
Presentation about the Connected Woundcare project (Monash University Website) that was presented at the Australian Wound Management National Conference in Sydney, 2012 by Kylie Elder (Project Officer) and Lisa Hewitt (RWV representative).