Loddon Mallee


Lisa Hewitt is the Wound Management Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Loddon-Mallee region

Email: lhewitt@bendigohealth.org.au | Phone: (03) 5454 8090 |  Mobile: 0428 112 004 |Fax: (03) 5454 6261

Available: Most Weekdays, 9.00 - 5.30 pm CURRENTLY ON LONG SERVICE LEAVE UNTIL 23rd JUNE 2020

Location: Home Nursing and Support Services, Bendigo Health Havlin St Complex, Cnr Havlin St East & White St, Bendigo | PO Box 126 Bendigo 3552

Consultancy Provided For

See RWV referral eligibility flow chart

Services Types:

District Nursing Services: Those funded by Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and/or HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP) 

Residential Aged Care Facilities: Public Sector where all clients are high care and residents are cared for by RNs or ENs rather than PCWs) 

Localities for Loddon Mallee RWV CNC:

Avoca, Bendigo, Boort, Castlemaine, Cohuna, Dingee, Dunolly, Echuca, Gisborne, Heathcote, Inglewood, Kerang, Kyabram, Kyneton, Lockington, Maldon, Manangatang, Maryborough, Mildura, Murrayville, Nyah West, Ouyen, Patchewollock, Pyramid Hill, Quambatook, Red Cliffs, Robinvale, Rochester, Rushworth, Sea Lake, Swan Hill, Underbool.

Referrals

Nurses working for any of the services listed above may phone at any time for general advice.

Clinical advice relating to a specific person requires a formal referral using the form below.  The form is in MS Word and can be emailed or faxed to the referral centre as indicated on the top left of the form.

Referral Form: Referral Form for RWV Loddon Mallee CNC v2018.doc

RWV Loddon Mallee Education

NEW:  Live Education Via Zoom for Loddon Mallee Health Services

Email lhewitt@bendigohealth.org.au for link.


Wed 9th  December 2020: 1500 - 1530hrs
Topic: How to tell if a chronic wound is infected, and what to do about it

Slides for download: Is this wound infected.pdf


WREN education for 2021 is currently being considered, but has not yet been scheduled.

See Education pages for other educational opportunities.

RWV Loddon Mallee Resources

NEW: Wound Management Chart- Regional Template

A regional wound management template has been developed by the Loddon Mallee RWV CNC, together with the Loddon Mallee Regional District Nursing WREN link nurses.  View by downloading pdf version below.

Wound Management Chart RWV LM Stand Alone Version2 2020 10 29.pdf

Do not use without permission. Do not attempt to introduce with a glossary and education program.

If you'd like to introduce it this template at your health service:

The RWV CNC (Lisa Hewitt) will support this process by:

- Meeting with your skin integrity team to describe details of use
- Discuss any changes desired with the skin integrity committee (it's important rationale for current design is explained)
- Liaise with the health service's Medical Records / Health Information department to draft it (a MS Word Version will be made available at this point)
- Liaise with the education department to plan a custom education program for your health service. This may include online and/or face-to-face education, glossary, quick access guide to wound measurement and the like. 


Wound Photography Labels

Instructions for printing Wound Photography Labels

  1. Download and save file: Avery_J8563_RWV Wound Ruler V. Mar 2020.pdf
  2. Print only on Office Max 1950738 / Avery J8563-25 Label stock sheets.
  3. Label size 99.1 x 38.1mm, 14 labels per sheet (2 columns / 7 rows)
  4. Make sure you print the document at its actual size - never 'shrink to fit'
  5. Each time you print, check accuracy of printed ruler against a real ruler
  6. Use as a single use item, only for photos (ie not for precise wound measurement), and always obtain client consent



Pressure Injury Staging Decision Support Tool