Advanced Wound Care Specialist
Alison is a Registered Nurse who completed her Nursing training at Entabeni Hospital. She then left nursing to become a Medical Representative, calling on hospitals promoting wound care products. Over the last 25 years, she has worked for Johnson and Johnson Medical, Smith & Nephew and from 2004 she held Regional management positions at BSN medical and KCI. Alison prides herself on having represented some of the top wound care companies in the world, who are at the fore front of development in wound care. Alison has gained extensive wound care knowledge over the years and has worked in all wound care disciplines. She has worked very closely with Doctors and the Nursing staff on the clinical side in advising and training on the latest wound healing methods. Alison has her own wound care practice called ALICARE in Durban North .Alison provides advanced wound care and nursing services (Listed below) at her Clinic at the Core sports and wellness Medical Centre, and will be also available to do home care visits (Within a certain radius), and an In-hospital wound care services in the following areas: Durban and surrounds, as well as North of Durban (Durban North, Umhlanga, La Lucia, Mount Edgecombe and Umdloti.)In March 2016 she completed the IIWCC (International, inter professional, Wound Care Course) 2015/2016, through the University of Toronto CA. She also holds the position of vice chairlady for the KZN Branch of the Society for Private Nurse Practitioners. Website: nursesa.org.za
- Negative pressure wound care therapy
- Venous and Diabetic Ulcers
- Trauma wounds
- Post-operative wounds including Suture/Clip removal
- Pressure ulcers
Alison is passionate about wound care and gains deep satisfaction in healing her patients. She says there are so many factors that influence wound healing that you have to treat the patient holistically to see if there is underlying intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Wound healing has become a very specialized field on its own. Having a specialist wound care nurse providing consistent one on one care, accurate monitoring and feedback of the wound healing progress to the Dr and family, and using the appropriate product has been proven to reduce healing times and also long-term costs for most patients. The patient can be discharged from hospital earlier and treated at home/clinic for wound care. She has always loved looking after people and is glad to be once again putting her nursing skills and wound care knowledge to good use.