Education & CPD

Leg Ulcer Study Day


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  •   Date: Thursday, 12 November 2020
  •   Registration: Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:00
  •   Start: Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme enables participants to distinguish between the different causes of ulceration and associated pathophysiology and also epidemiology, risk factors and assessment. It provides participants with an opportunity for continuing professional
development to ensure that their practice is founded on the latest research and guidance. The programme will involve a practical aspect whereby various compression bandages and techniques will be presented as well as a demonstration on the use of a Doppler for assessment of the lower limbs. Psychosocial issues and the impact of living with a leg ulcer on the person’s day-to-day life will also be explored.
  • Thursday, 12 November 2020

  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Types of leg ulcers /Aetiology Extent of the problem Physiology of venous ulcers
  • 11:00
  • 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: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, 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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