Wound Management

Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal, and Complex Wounds Conference

2 – 11 April 2020 | Cruising to New Zealand departing Sydney

Phone: 07 4153 4215
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal, and Complex Wounds Conference

18 CPD Hours


Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

This wound management conference is designed to provide clinicians with essential knowledge relating to the assessment & best practice management of clients with Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds.

The conference program will cover a variety of wounds and a plethora of Wound Management strategies with a focus on the provision of strategies to use when human resources and wound management products are limited.

Join us and our Conference Partners, Education at Sea, for the Optimising Wellness in Health Care Workers Conference aboard the Ovation of the Seas as we explore Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Wellington, and Picton leaving from Sydney. 

The conference content will provide participants enhanced practical wound assessment strategies and will present the latest in research & management guidelines for each of the wound types discussed.

Topics will include Comprehensive Best Practice Wound Assessment, Standards for Wound Prevention and Management, Lower leg Ulcers, Wound Biofilm identification and management, Wound infection Management, Specialised populations and Complex wounds.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review the key components of a comprehensive wound assessment and the clues that assist with wound product selection
  • Explore in detail the most common types of chronic, hard to heal and complex wounds
  • Examine best practice guidelines and strategies to promote wound healing in Hard to Heal Wounds 
  • Discover the ‘go-to wound product’ categories and gain an understanding of their mode of action

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenters:

Cheryl Dezotti

R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., MACN

Wound Care Specialist

Cheryl Dezotti is a co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist. Cheryl’s varied and interesting career highlights include clinical experience in acute surgical, medical, and infection control. The completion of her Master’s degree in Quality in Health Care led to senior management roles in both the acute and aged care sectors, the later leading to her appointment as a Nurse Advisor and Administrator with the Department of Health and Ageing.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by an expert Educator with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program (the full Program is yet to be finalised).

day one:

2 April, 2020 | Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Sydney.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

day two:

3 April, 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference.

  • What are Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds
  • Best Practice Comprehensive Wound Assessment
  • Wound Healing in Chronic Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds
  • Bringing Clarity and Common Sense to Wound Product Selection
  • Wound Prevention and Management Standards

day three:

4 April, 2020 | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference.

  • Applying the Correct Type of Wound Dressing Aseptic Technique
  • Wound Biofilm and Wound Infection – the What, Where, Why and Best Practice Management Strategies
  • Wound Biofilm and Wound Infection
  • Lower Leg Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds – the journey from straightforward to complex and on occasion fatal!
  • Surgical Wounds – the journey from complex and chronic to healed and functional

day four:

5 April, 2020 | The Sounds

Find yourself a fabulous vantage point as today we visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound.

Take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt in the past few days and how they relate to you personally and professionally.

day five:

6 April | Dunedin 

Dunedin, on New Zealand’s South Island, is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Explore Dunedin’s Victorian and Edwardian architecture, get close to rare wildlife and soak up the quirky city vibe.

day six:

7 April | Wellington

Wellington, situated at the southern end of the North Island, New Zealand offers a great mix of art, culture, history and nature. Enjoy activities like kayaking, stroll the waterfront and a visit Te papa, New Zealand’s national museum while in Wellington.

day seven:

8 April | Picton

Picton – The picturesque seaside town of Picton is the South Island base for the ferry service that links the main islands of New Zealand and the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.

Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants, various types of galleries. There’s also a floating maritime museum and an aquarium. Local operators can take you cruising, fishing, dolphin watching, sea kayaking or mountain biking.

day eight:

9 April | At Sea | CPD: 6 hours

Wound Management – Unravelling the Complexities of Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds Conference.

  • Specialised Populations – Bariatric Patients and Complex Wounds
  • Specialised Populations – Palliative Patients and Complex Wounds
  • Understanding and Managing Wound Exudate
  • A suitcase full of Key Tips and Considerations
  • A soup mix of Complex and Chronic Wounds

day nine:

10 April | At Sea | Free Day

Free Day of Reflection and Networking

day nine:

10 April | At Sea 

Evening: Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

day ten:

11 April | Arrive Sydney

Disembark in Sydney – Safe Travels!


The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient's experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

Click here to find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>

Conference  Conveners

Helen Kansky

Jason Dawson

The Venue:

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas opens up exotic shores – plus a world of new experiences onboard. 90-metre-high views from the North Star. Transformative spaces like Two70. Roller skating and bumper cars at SeaPlex. Restaurants like Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, plus the robotic bartenders of Bionic Bar – all only on Royal Caribbean.

Let's talk about your accommodation

Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action that Royal Caribbean cruise ships are known for. From spectacular views to deluxe amenities, a stay with Royal Caribbean is like nothing else at sea.

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining Options

Indulge in la dolce vita at Chef Jamie Oliver’s acclaimed eatery, Jaime’s Italian. Take a flavour-filled journey to the exotic Far East at Izumi. Find your element among the elaborate entrees at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Or embark on a globetrotting gourmet adventure at Windjammer Marketplace. Set sail for delectable, with world-class complimentary cruise dining plus classic and avant-garde speciality onboard cruise restaurants— all with satisfying selections for the foodie and the finicky.

Relax and Unwind

Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the Vitality℠ Spa. Professional spa products from acclaimed brands such as Elemis®, bliss®, La Thérapie and Ionithermie bring the most advanced services to the sea. Massages, wraps, facials and acupuncture, or choose medi-spa treatments to smooth wrinkles, lift and tone. A more brilliant smile is just a tooth whitening away, while a salon completes the perfect look with hair and nail services.

Take in a Stage Show

Every sailing features original productions that you can only see onboard. Amazing vocalists and dancers deliver rousing performances wrapped up in stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions. Whether it's a jazz excursion, techno-inspired cabaret or something beyond, prepare to be amazed. Or you might be an adrenalin junkie! There are so many choices.
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look what others have said…

The Wound management education combined with the travelling experience was excellent…I would highly recommend this to another nurse. I have learnt a lot and looking forward for another travel CPD course.



Wound Management | The Baltics 2019

The cruise and the destinations …But also the lecturer Cheryl was fabulous and helpful, it was slso great to network with other nurses from other background and specialities.


Wound Management | The Baltics 2019

Outstanding presenter (Cheryl) who has extensive experience and a real ability to explain, teach and ensure nurses understand each presentation.



Wound Management | The Baltics 2019

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We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Library Content Includes:

  • Recorded webinar
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.


Can I bring the family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.  Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements. Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults most ships have an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18. Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can......whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship out Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can't promise - but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577 for more information.

Costs and Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required
Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time. 

Registration Cost


Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available.

Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs. 

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Send Education at Sea a no-obligation enquiry by filling in the form at the top of the page.

Education at Sea Contact Details:

02 6674 2577

[email protected]


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