Chronic wounds present a significant burden on healthcare systems and individuals worldwide. Health services and communities located in remote and regional parts of Australia experience an even greater burden. Research has shown that First Nations peoples in rural communities experience further difficulties in accessing wound care services and are also at a higher risk of developing chronic wounds. There is an urgent need for the development of low-cost, culturally sensitive wound dressings, that can be applied with a foundational level of wound care training and skills. This project will use an in vitro skin cell culture model to investigate the effectiveness of bioactive hydrogel-based wound dressings impregnated with traditional bush remedies. The dressings will also be designed to be biodegradable.
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