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Wound Management Collaborative

Did you know that up to 3% of our population over 60 are affected by leg ulcers?*

We are seeking general practices in our region to join our Wound Management Collaborative for venous leg ulcers. This quality improvement initiative aims to improve wound outcomes and experience of care for patients over the duration of the program.

If you have patients at your practice with current venous leg ulcers, or wounds that have the potential to progress or develop into venous leg ulcers, we encourage you to submit the expression of interest form below.

How Does A Collaborative Work? 

1. Orientation Workshop

The orientation workshop presents key elements of the program in further detail.

2. Compression Therapy Workshop

The compression therapy workshop is run by wound care experts from the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and provides education on compression therapy.

3. Learning Workshops

The learning workshops provide an opportunity to meet the other practices involved in the program. Quality improvement activities are presented, and guest speakers attend.

4. Activity Periods

With support from their GP Support Officer and the Program Development Officer, practices take information from the learning workshops and implement systems change ideas over the activity period (usually two months).

5. Data Collection

Baseline data is collected at the commencement of the program, followed by monthly extractions for the wound care-related measures via the PenCAT Audit Tool. Data is presented at the learning workshops so that practices can see their progress throughout the program.

Benefits to your practice

  • Free training and resources for chronic wound care management, specifically venous leg ulcers
  • Quality improvement activity contributing to PIP QI

Timeframe

The Wound Management Collaborative runs for 9 months.

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If you are interested in participating, complete the expression of interest form below: 

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