9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
Venous and Arterial Leg Ulcers
Leg ulcers are very common, particularly in the older population. Many clinicians lack the confidence to assess and manage these wounds.This session will clarify how to manage leg ulcers according to the evidence for best outcomes. Topics include:
- What causes leg ulcers?
- What is the difference between a venous and an arterial ulcer and why is this differentiation very important?
- How do mixed ulcers manifest?
- What is the current best practice for leg ulcer management?
Compression therapy is the cornerstone of venous leg ulcer management; however, it is often underutilized and poorly implemented. This session will describe the underlying principles of compression therapy and provide guidance for venous ulcer management. Topics Include:
- What types of compression are available?
- What level of compression is required?
- What risks are associated with this therapy?
10:30am - Morning Tea and Coffee
Despite there being national and international standards relating to the prevention of pressure injury, they remain highly prevalent. This session will provide the relevant knowledge and identify resources to assist practitioners to meet these standards. Topics include:
- What strategies can be used to prevent pressure injury?
- How do I know it's a pressure injury – including staging?
High Risk Feet
Foot wounds as a result of complications associated with diabetes and other pathologies are so common as to be almost epidemic. This session focuses on the effects that neuropathies and peripheral arterial disease have and why these cause so many problems once a wound develops. Topics include:
- How do foot pathologies impact on the development of a wound and wound healing?
- What are the wound management implications for people with foot wounds?
- What is the role of interprofessional management?
12:30pm - Lunch Break and Networking
This session will look briefly at a range of acute wounds. Topics include:
- General principles of acute wound management
- Minor burns
- Skin tears
- Surgical wound management
Non Healing Wounds
Not all wounds will heal. This may be for patient, wound or environment factors. This may be confronting for practitioners. Topics include:
- Setting realistic outcomes
- An overview of common factors that might result in a non-healing wound
- Managing a wound where healing is not the goal
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
Putting It All Together
Having followed a case through for these two days, exploring systems and clinical interventions this session will:
- Provide the opportunity to consolidate your seminar learning into practice
- Identify strategies for sharing knowledge with colleagues
- Connect you with resources
4:15pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations