Ulcers are they all the same?

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 26 July 2021
This webinar will explore the complexities of mixed aetiology for lower leg ulceration. It will look at best practice and explore a patient-centred approach to leg ulcer management. It will also investigate prevention strategies and approaches to managing the complexities of arterial-venous leg ulceration.

“Mixed ulcers – aetiology, management & care planning”

Course Content

What does mixed arterial-venous ulceration mean? How do I manage it? What comes first venous or arterial disease? Lower leg ulcers are one of the most common chronic wounds. They are challenging to heal and are complicated by underlying pathology. These factors may well impact on healing outcomes and prolonged healing times leading to increased cost and impact on quality of life.  

The first step in wound management is to establish the aetiology of the wound. This includes a comprehensive medical assessment looking at medication, wound history and social factors. An understanding of the patient’s history, background will facilitate diagnosis and implement an appropriate plan of care. When do you refer to a specialist for a non-healing wound? What information do you need for this? 

This webinar will explore the complexities of mixed aetiology for lower leg ulceration. It will look at best practice and explore a patient-centred approach to leg ulcer management. It will also investigate prevention strategies and approaches to managing the complexities of arterial-venous leg ulceration.  

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the complexities of lower leg ulceration
  • Gain an understanding of the aetiology of mixed aetiology leg ulcers
  • Explore the assessment of lower limb wounds as a patient-centred approach to management
  • Review management and prevention strategies for mixed lower leg ulceration
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