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CPD1h 30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)48
First Published
Updated31 January 2018
Expires 23 January 2019

Course Overview

This Course assists health professionals who manage people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers.

Topics include:

  • Applying compression therapy
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Patient education and compression therapy

Target audience

Health professionals working in acute care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers.


Assist health professionals to be able to safely and effectively apply compression therapy to the lower limb.


Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition in Australia, which can lead to venous leg ulcers. About 1% of Australians over the age of 60 live with a venous leg ulcer. In 2012 this equated to over 42,600 persons. Venous leg ulcers consume significant health resources and impact the lives of those who live with them. Compression therapy promotes healing of venous leg ulcers and is the recognised primary management strategy.

To safely and effectively initiate, apply and monitor compression therapy clinicians require appropriate training, skills and confidence. However, many lack the necessary skills and confidence in compression therapy and therefore patients who could benefit are not offered compression therapy. Increased use of compression therapy to manage venous leg ulcers would result in improved patient outcomes and significant savings to the health care budget of governments, service providers and patients.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the considerations necessary prior to applying compression therapy
  • Explain the different types of compression therapy commonly used and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Describe the principles of applying compression therapy
  • State the education and information required for patients having compression therapy

The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.

  • Video Recording Completed: 14/04/2015
  • Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Course First Published: 01/02/2018
  • Course Reviewed: N/A
  • Course Republished: N/A
  • Course Expiry Date: 13/11/2018
  • Corrections / changes made: N/A

This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 13/11/2018 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.


Portrait of Sue Templeton
Sue Templeton

Sue works as a community-based nurse practitioner: wound management in Adelaide. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing persons with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies and procedures. Sue has been actively involved in the wound management professional body at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active on several state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the life of persons with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)48
First Published
Updated31 January 2018
Expires 23 January 2019
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Learner Reviews

48 Total Rating(s)
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Emma Nowland
06 Nov 2018

Fantastic educator who spoke clearly and easy to follow the demonstrations on applying different compression . I would recommend this course .

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Kathryn Brady
16 Oct 2018

A great learning tool and very valuable to current practice.

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Jenna He
05 Oct 2018

Comprehensive information with excellent demonstration! Thanks you!

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rebecca morrissey
30 Jun 2018

So good.

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Morgan Johnson
30 Jun 2018

Easy to follow and a great refresher on compression

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Avelina Go Chow
25 Jun 2018

Very relevant education to all nurses

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Tania Boldery
16 Jun 2018

Very interesting and helpful

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Joanne Sealey
11 Jun 2018

I would recommend this education to other health professionals

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Georgia Jones
02 Jun 2018

very informative

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Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge
31 May 2018

Very informative