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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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9 November 2016

New mobile resource for wound care

The Government has released updated treatment information for wounds in innovative new formats to improve the healthcare of Australians.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the Department of Veterans’ Affairs had released a mobile-friendly version of its wound care management resource.

“The wound care management resource contains information about the identification and treatment of wounds and is a valuable resource to medical practitioners and the health community,” Mr Tehan said.

“This resource is part of the Government’s commitment to improving the health and medical treatment of all Australians.

“The new mobile-friendly resource will mean health practitioners can access this valuable resource on any device, at any time.”

The wound care management resource was developed and reviewed by Associate Professor Geoff Sussman OAM with the Advisory Wound Care Committee, including Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM and nurse practitioner Judith Baker.

Mr Tehan said the release of the new resource coincided with the inaugural Wounds Australia (formerly the Australian Wound Management Association) National Conference in Melbourne, 9–12 November 2016. DVA will host a booth at the conference.

The new resource Wound Identification and Dressing Selection Chart can be accessed from the DVA website at http://www.dva.gov.au/woundcare

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.