Masters Wound Care (Monash)
Jan Rice WoundCareServices Pty Ltd
Jan was recently recognised for her work in wound care in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list with the Order of Australia Medal -AM- June 2021.
Jan Rice has been heavily involved in wound care since she undertook her 12 months Plastic Surgical Nurse Training program in 1979 at the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, Preston & Northcote Community Hospital. After 15 years in the Unit Jan tried her hand at dialysis however the call of surgery and wound care saw her work with Monash University and Wound Foundation of Australia in 1994 through to 2007 and then in 2008 take up a position at LaTrobe University working with World of Wounds.
During all these years Jan has served on Advisory Boards, Key Opinion Leader Groups, Wound Committees both local, National and International. Jan has authored many papers, mostly common sense personal approach to wound problems rather than full on science/research articles.
Jan Is most comfortable with the approach of principles of care and what can be done in the current situation with what you have. This approach comes from years of volunteer work in resource poor communities abroad and working in aged care and running her own clinic in primary health care setting of a General Practice clinic in Melbourne, 2006 to 2021.