Nursing CPD Institute

Dress & Compress – Managing venous leg ulcers

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 18 January 2021
This webinar explores the holistic management of venous leg ulcers in line with Best practice guidelines specifically Australian & New Zealand Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcers.

“Explore venous leg ulcer assessment & skin integrity for management planning”

Course Content

Venous leg ulcers are challenging to manage and one of the most prevalent chronic wounds in the community and aged care environment.  These wounds are costly to the patient in terms of their quality of life and financial impact. Choosing a suitable dressing is important but more often than not managing oedema is not included as part of the management plan despite research showing that best practice for leg ulcers is to manage both the wound and oedema.

This webinar explores the holistic management of venous leg ulcers in line with Best practice guidelines specifically Australian & New Zealand Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcers.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of chronic venous disease and the impact on skin integrity
  • Review signs & symptoms chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulceration
  • Explore different dressing products to manage venous leg ulcers
  • Discuss Best practice guidelines for holistic management of venous leg ulcers

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