14-16 OCT, GCCEC

Planning and Persistence, with Pressure

Session outline

The session will be run by Dr Justine O’Hara, HOD Plastics, Concord Hospital, Sydney.

Dr O’Hara discusses wound management, from wound bed preparation pre-surgical-closure, temporising strategies in complex scenarios, utilising surgical intervention, and wound care therapies and dressings in a protocolised manner for complex diabetic foot burns, from a tertiary burns centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Define available therapies for temporising complex wound scenarios.
  • Describe a diabetic foot burns protocol, step-wise approach to quality improvement.
  • Outline the plastic surgeon’s preference, when surgical intervention is not an option, or surgery has been delayed.
  • Identify strategies to reduce return trips to theatre for ongoing wound management.
  • Consider how Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has shifted outcomes from utilisation in the pre and post-surgical space.

Target audience

Clinicians involved in multi-disciplinary approaches to complex wound management.


Presentation timePresentation title Speaker name / Moderator 
5-10 minutes Chairperson introduction Anna Redenbach
1 hour Planning and Persistence, with Pressure.   Dr Justine O’Hara Plastic Surgeon, Sydney Local Health District 
20 minutes  Q&A Dr Justine O’Hara 


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