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Wound Care Services & Events

It no secret that wounds are expensive to treat and place a massive strain on healthcare resources each year in Australia. Annually over 400,00 Australians suffer from chronic wounds, with 350,000 of them in the over 65 age bracket. Wound care takes $3 billion dollars out of Australia’s health care budget each year and it’s reported that nearly $1 billion of this cost is preventable and would save 500,000 hospital bed days annually, according to Wounds Australia.

Not-for-profit organisation Wounds Australia reports that patients spend on average $4000 on out-of-pocket expenses related to chronic wound care. It is these expenses that deter many older patients from seeking timely treatment, which can lead to avoidable hospitalisations and amputations.

The Australian Government, Wounds Australia and Wound Specialist Services are working hard to increase wound awareness to the general public and to all health practitioners.

Wound Care Education & Training

SSS Australia has partnered with Michelle Gibb, Director and Founder of Wound Specialist Services, and she is one of the leading experts in wound care education and training in Australia. With over 20 years’ experience in motivating and inspiring change in wound care awareness and treatments, Dr Gibb is keen to continue motivating healthcare professionals and reducing preventable chronic wounds. Find out more

Wound Care Events in Australia

Wound Awareness Week runs from the 4th to the 10th of September in 2023 and does a great job of raising the profile of wound care in this country.
We also have a selection of events and webinars to keep us busy all year round.

Date Event Name Details & Links


A to Z of Wound Dressing Workshop

Presented by Doctor Michelle Gibb [more info]

Location: Caboolture

With more than 6000 dressings available on the market, it’s no wonder many of us feel overwhelmed when it comes to dressing selection.

This is a highly interactive workshop designed to help you understand the different types of dressings and how to use them. [register here]

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Articles By Michelle Gibb From Wound Specialist Services

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and Pressure Injuries in Aged Care

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and Pressure Injuries (PIs) are frequently occurring but largely preventable skin injuries. Many clinicians find it difficult to recognise the difference between IAD and PIs resulting in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

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Treatment & Prevention of IAD In Aged Care

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis is a significant but largely preventable problem. IAD is inflammation of the skin because of incontinence. The management and prevention of IAD consist of assessment and management and a structured skin care routine.

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