Education and Training
KCI Medical Australia through the Advantage Centre and our in-field Clinical Support, work closely with Medical and Surgical Registrars, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Unit Managers, Clinical Education Managers, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists from various hospital networks on a national level to increase their skills in wound care and V.A.C.® Therapy.
Our clinical team was introduced nationally in 2005 and in this time we have provided advanced theoretical and practical skill education to all level clinicians and hospital administrators from the public, private and community care settings. Over 1,000 clinicians are trained each year at the Advantage Centre in Sydney, and through our infield Advantage Centre Roadshows continuously operating in regional and metropolitan areas.
Jan Walton NSW Hunter-New England CSS
Jan joined KCI Medical in 2006 from a background in Operating Theatres and Emergency Nursing. Initially trained at University of Newcastle, and then gained post graduate qualifications in Operating Theatre Nursing, (College of Nursing), Emergency Nursing (Macarther University) and Occupational, Health and Safety (University of Newcastle). She was a NUM for 16 years for Division of Surgery prior to joining KCI and maintained a clinical focus and interest in wound care, especially surgical and trauma wounds. Since joining KCI, Jan has been continuing to update her knowledge on wound care and has developed strong relationships with nursing and medical staff in the areas she works.
Contact Jan Walton to register for an upcoming education session.
Vicky Nolan GC CSS
Vicky emigrated from Manchester in 1993. After completing a bachelor Of Nursing 2001 at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in QLD, she completed surgical nursing in the areas of Colorectal, Urology, Gynecological, Plastics, Orthopedic, Gyne oncology and Bariatic sugery. Further study awarded Vicky with a Post graduate degree in Urology, she spent 6 years working as Urology Nurse in private practice as well as a Breast Care Nurse in hospital and private practice for 2 years. Vicky joined KCI in 2013 as the clinical support for the Gold Coast territory in QLD.
Contact Vicky Nolan to register for an upcoming education session.
Vanessa Paglia VIC CSS
Vanessa began her nursing career in the Operating Room environment in 2000 and gained a post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care. Her career changed direction in 2007 when she moved into a pharmaceutical sales position with focus on multiple chronic disease states, then moving into a medical device sales role with a critical care portfolio representing an acute blood purifying system. This introduced Vanessa to the skills for effectively selling capital medical equipment and developing relationships with key decision makers within the field. Vanessa has acquired an array of skills specific to wound care and associated surgical specialist products.
Contact Vanessa Paglia to register for an upcoming education session.
Julie Hansen WA CSS
Julie commenced with KCI in 2006 as the dedicated educator for Western Australia. An existing interest and experience in the area of wound care has enabled Julie to share knowledge and support to WA clinicians on a daily basis. The completion of a Post Graduate Diploma of Education, Cert 1V in Training and Assessment and Cert 1V in Occupational Health and Safety have ensured that Julie is able to deliver high levels of comprehensive effective education.
Contact Julie Hansen to register for an upcoming education session.
Sue Pascoe SA/NT CTM
Sue has over 10 years experience in nursing working in emergency surgical and elective surgical wards at Flinders Medical Centre SA. She has been an active committee member with AWMA, SA and involved in Wound Care Advisory Groups in the Hospital setting. From the beginning of her nursing career Sue has had a passion for wound care and a keen interest in educating and developing colleagues. Sue also comes with a background in community education and sports medicine background. With a strong patient focus Sue is dedicated to supporting all clinical staff as well as patients and their families for the best possible outcomes.
Contact Sue Pascoe to register for an upcoming education session.
Please meet the rest of the team, Your Clinical Support.