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Seminar to explore tech advances in wound care

It may seem unlikely that drones, droids and robots would have much to do with wound care, but they encompass the theme of this year’s National Science Week, which Wounds Australia (Qld) has embraced as the basis for an upcoming education seminar.

The event, which runs August 13–21, will explore the ways in which technology is used in and enhances wound management. Dr Kathy Finlayson, president of the Queensland branch of Wounds Australia, said technology has been racing ahead over the last decade and influencing all areas of healthcare, including wound management.

“I think one of the biggest challenges for all healthcare professionals is keeping up to date with the pace of change, which is one of the reasons we have embraced the Science Week as a time to hold our annual day seminar,” Finlayson said.

Nursing Review sat down with Finlayson to discuss the technologies the event is delving into and whether wound management will experience more technological interruption in the coming years.

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