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This project will assess the financial sustainability and demand for commercial wound services in Residential Aged Care including education of staff, accreditation and monitoring, product recommendations and wound management support via case studies and telehealth services.
Flii is a negative regulator of the wound healing process and anti-Flii antibodies have shown significant promise as a healing agent for wounds. This project aims to use biodegradable drug delivery vehicles to provide sustained delivery of Flii antibodies to improve wound repair.
This project conducted a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with non-healing venous leg ulcers.
The objective of the Cooperative Wound Clinic project is to increase evidence-based wound management in GP clinics and aged care by improving the confidence and capability of clinicians and staff with evidence based resources and a training and coaching model focused on sustainability.
A WMI CRC project (3.06 Skin Tear Risk Assessment and Prevention) showed that the application of twice daily moisturiser reduced the incidence and severity of skin tear injuries in aged care. As a follow on to these findings this project will determine whether the same reduction in skin tear incidence can be obtained with the use of a moisturising cleanser during routine bathing.
Surgical wound dehiscence is the separation of stapled or sutured wounds following surgery. This project will conduct a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of topical negative pressure as a prevention therapy.
The WMI CRC is actively seeking commercial partnerships.
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