Burn Management Program

Burns Management Program: Empowering Rural Clinicians

In Western Australia, the initial assessment and management of burn patients typically occurs in local healthcare facilities by clinicians with varying levels of burn management knowledge and experience. This group includes emergency department clinicians, remote area nurses, and general practitioners. The quality of acute care these professionals provide is crucial, as it significantly influences patient outcomes.

Our Burns Management Program is dedicated to empowering and enhancing the capabilities of rural clinicians and health professionals through training based on the current best practice recommendations for treating paediatric and adult burn patients.

This multidisciplinary course is designed for nurses, doctors, paramedics, and other health professionals likely to encounter and manage burn injuries.

Pilbara Workshop Registrations Now Open!

Join us for an expert-led, informative session at our upcoming workshop in Pilbara! Enhance your abilities in the critical first-response management of burns and learn from leading specialists in the field. 

This in-person professional development training is offered at no cost to clinicians, healthcare professionals, and community members who are likely to treat and manage burn injuries.

Registration and Course Information:

  • Course date: 24th July 2024
  • Application closing date: 24th June 2024
  • Workshop duration: Full-day session
  • Cost: Free 

Please note that catering is not included.

To register , please click the link below to access the editable PDF form. Complete the form and submit it to info@fionawoodfoundation.org.au We will confirm your session details once the application process closes on June 24, 2024.

Click here: PILBARA | Burns Management Program Application Form    

Course Information Hub

  • Course Content:

    1.  Pre-transfer management and stabilisation
    2. Minor burn managed locally with Burns Telehealth support
    3. Surgical management of burns
    4. Post-discharge rehabilitation and wound management at regional centres
    5. Burns prevention and first aid
    6. Airway and inhalation injury
    7. Circulation and fluid resuscitation
    8. Burn wound assessment, management and dressings
    9. Chemical and electrical burns, major burns
    10. Burns scarring and scar management
    11. Pain and itch in burn patients
    12. Psychosocial aspects of burn care
  • Have questions about our upcoming training sessions or interested in discussing future training possibilities? We're here to help! Email us at info@fionawoodfoundation.org.au 

  • Is the BPM Regional Sessions the same one that used to be offered by the Department of Health? Yes, the Fiona Wood Foundation is proud to ensure that this program can continue to be delivered in 2024.

    Do you provide catering at the BPM Regional Sessions? We do not offer catering at these sessions. Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements to ensure their comfort throughout the day.

    Why is the BPM Regional Sessions free and who can attend?  The Fiona Wood Foundation is committed to supporting our regional communities. Through co-funding with our charity partners, we are able to offer these workshops at no cost. They are open to clinicians, healthcare professionals, and community members involved in managing burn injuries.

    I work in a high-risk industry and am interested in professional development. Do you offer fee-based training?  Yes, we provide specialised and tailored professional development training focused on enhancing skills and expert knowledge in burn prevention, first aid, and incident management. We encourage you to connect with us directly to discuss your specific training needs.

The regional Burn Management Program is endorsed by the Western Australia Burns Service and proudly co-funded by the Fiona Wood Foundation and our valued charity partners.

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