All About Wounds is a Nurse Practitioner consultancy and education service.
Our goal is to give people the best chance to heal and prevent the wounds from recurring.
By performing a holistic assessment, arranging appropriate tests and developing a management and self-care plan, we work together to reach your goal. Patients may attend as a one-off appointment for an assessment and management plan, periodically for ongoing reviews or on a regular basis for continued treatment.
Educating health professionals in the fundamentals of wound management is an important aspect of All About Wounds. The more information our health professionals have on wound healing, the better chance their patients will have to heal quickly. Group or one on one sessions are available, all tailored to the needs of those attending.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat people with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. Nurse Practitioners have completed additional university study at Master’s degree level.
Through their training and expertise Nurse Practitioners are authorised to:
– autonomously perform advanced physical assessment,
– Order diagnostic tests,
– interpret the results of these tests,
– initiate referrals to relevant healthcare providers,
– prescribe appropriate medications and other therapies required.
Nurse Practitioners work as key members of the healthcare team and collaborate with other nurses and healthcare professionals including GPs, medical and surgical specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, social workers, and many others. (Australian College of Nurse Practitioners).
- Hull School of Nursing, Registered Nurse, 1988
- Monash University, Master Wound Care, 2010
- La Trobe University, Master Nursing (NP), 2012
- Cert IV Training and Assessment, 2013
- Level 1 Lymphoedema Training, 2013
- Lea registered as a nurse in England in 1988 and immigrated to Australia in 1990. She has worked predominantly in Community Nursing, which is where she developed her passion for wound management.
- She has worked as a Wound Management Nurse Practitioner since 2014.
- Lea regularly speaks at conferences, facilitates workshops and provides education sessions wherever required.
- Adults and Children
- Leg ulcers
- Diabetic wounds
- Pressure injuries
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Palliative wounds
- Lymphoedema with wounds
- Wound prevention
- Wounds Australia (previously AWMA) (committee member)
- Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (member)
- Australasian Lymphology Association (member)
- Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (member)