The types of wounds managed by Silver Chain staff include:
skin tears and lacerations
wounds that have not healed properly after surgery
ulcers, including those caused by poor circulation and diabetes.
Our specialists also treat complex and chronic wounds using advanced technology such as low frequency ultrasonic debridement. At Silver Chain, our staff are not only experts in their fields when it comes to treating complex wounds, they are also experts and leaders when it comes to researching and developing new innovative ways to better manage wounds.
Our resident wound expert and Clinical Nurse Consultant Keryln Carville has written the book on wound care. She is the author of ‘The Wound Care Manual’, which is a comprehensive and practical reference for nurses, doctors and health professionals across the country.
An industry leader in wound care, Keryln Carville said Silver Chain has always been very active working with national groups such as the Wound Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to research and investigate wound solutions to improve care to our clients. Silver Chain’s partnership with CRC has provided some great outcomes, including:
five Doctoral Degrees and one Master’s Degree for Silver Chain staff
eight peer reviewed publications, with more on the way
numerous invitations to present and speak at state, national and international conferences.
“During 2017 Silver Chain nurses cared for 34,650 wounds in Western Australia,” Keryln said. “Great wound care is care that is focussed on the individual. We work with your GP and other health care providers to access your needs, develop a wound treatment plan, help you participate in the management of your wounds and monitor and evaluate your treatment to make sure it’s working for you.”
To find out more about Silver Chain’s wound care services please call (08) 9242 0242.