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Assessment and management of burn injuries for primary healthcare

Thursday, July 28 2022
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Venue @313
313 Payneham Road, Royston Park South Australia 5070

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GPs, Nurses and Primary Health Care Providers in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


What burn injuries can be effectively managed in general practice? As a pharmacist when should I refer a client to their GP or directly to an ED? What’s the current best practice regarding dressings for minor burns? Have you recently considered questions like these or others regarding burn injuries?

Lead by specialist nurse practitioners and doctors from the RAH Burns Unit, this highly interactive workshop aimed at GP’s, practice nurses and other allied health providers will address these questions and more. This is a great opportunity to update your knowledge and skills in the basic assessment and management of burn injuries, burn dressings, referral criteria, and aftercare of burn injuries.

Learning Outcomes

Describe the initial care, first aid and assessment of the burn injured patient.
Outline how to assess a burn, particularly burn depth.
Describe blister management, dressings, and aftercare.
Identify criteria for referral and transfer of patients to burns unit.


6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACST)
Registration and dinner on arrival
6:00PM - 6:30PM (ACST)


Marcus Wagstaff


Royal Adelaide Hospital

Natalia Adanichkin


Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adult Burn Service


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A/Prof Marcus Wagstaff

BSc(hons), MBBS, PhD, FRCS(Plast), FRACS

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Marcus is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and is currently Head of Unit of the Adult Burns Service at the RAH. He is an examiner for the FRACS exam. He has trained and worked in burns for 20 years, and has research interests in wounds, dermal substitutes, scars and skin culture.

His other specialist interests include skin cancer excision and reconstruction, breast reconstruction after breast conserving surgery and mastectomy, cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring following weight loss, microsurgical reconstruction, hand surgery and trauma.

Dr. Wagstaff trained in medicine at University College London, and has been working at the RAH since 2010.

Natalia Adanichkin


Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adult Burn Service

It was the amazing teamwork and high level of compassionate care exhibited by the ‘Burns Team’ that drew Natalia into the specialty of burns nursing back in the late 90’s. Having completed post graduate degrees in burns, Natalia is currently the Advanced Nurse Unit Manager of the Adult Burn Service at the RAH. Passionate about ensuring the highest level of holistic care for every patient, she enjoys working with other team members to improve service delivery through quality improvement projects, and clinical audits.

When not at work Natalia loves spending time with her grandchildren, hiking, cooking, and reading.


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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.