Education & CPD

Leg Ulcer Study Day

5.0NMBI CEUs

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  •   Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:00
  •   Start: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 16:00
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

Description

Aims:
To enable practitioners to explore and analyse current theories and practice in relation to patients with leg ulcers. To enable practitioners to explore and analyse current theories and practice in relation to patients with leg ulcers.
Objectives:
• To distinguish between the different causes of ulceration and associated pathophysiology and relate to epidemiology, risk factors and assessment.
• Review the nurse’s role in assessment of patients with leg ulcers.
• Review the role of Doppler within the assessment of the lower limb.
• Appraise the evidence for compression therapy and relate this to current practice.
• Explore the impact of psychosocial issues that are relevant to managing patients with leg ulcers and suggest strategies to incorporate these within clinical practice.
• Explore the importance of the multidisciplinary team and the role of specialist clinics in the assessment and management of patients with leg ulcers.
  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017

  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Types of leg ulcers /Aetiology Extent of the problem Physiology of venous ulcers
  • 11:00
    Tea/Coffee
  • 11:30
    Assessment of leg ulcers
  • 12:15
    Lower limb lesions that mimic venous ulceration
  • 13:00
    Light Lunch
  • 14:00
    Compression Bandaging and Doppler workshop
  • 16:00
    Evaluation and Close
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e: library@inmo.ie, t: 01 6640614

  1. Barrett,S. Cassidy,I and Graham,M.M., (2009) National survey of Irish community nurses’ leg ulcer management practices and knowledge, Journal of Wound Care, pp 181-190.

  2. Beldon, Pauline , (2009) Topical dressings to manage pain in venous leg ulceration, British Journal of Community Nursing, S6-S14.

  3. Green,J. Jester, R. McKinley,R and Pooler,A., (2013) Patient perspectives of their leg ulcer journey, Journal of Wound Care, pp 58-66.

  4. Vowden, Peter , (2010) Effective management of venous leg ulceration, Practice Nursing, pp 194-200.

  5. Walsh, Eileen and Gethin, Georgina, (2009) The lived experience of community nurses treating clients with leg ulcers, British Journal of Community Nursing, S24-29.

  6. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), (2010) Management of chronic venous leg ulcers, A national clincial guideline ,Edinburgh, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.

  7. O'Meara, S., Callum, NA, and Nelson, EA, (2009) Compression for venous leg ulcers , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , John Wiley & Sons.

  8. Health Service Executive. , (2009) National best practice and evidence based guidelines for wound management .

  9. , (2015) How to prevent leg ulcer recurrence when moving into compression hosiery, Journal of Community Nursing, pp.22=23.

  10. , (2014) Challenge your practice, venous leg ulcers, Journal of Community Nursing, Supplement 1-14.

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