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SKIN TEARS (3 Modules)- Module 2- Leg Ulcer Aetiology
Leg Ulcer Management Study Sessions: Module 1 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Lower Limb – 20th April – This modules looks into the A&P of the lower limb, outlining the circulatory system, arterial and venous system and how our patients gain Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). We also outline in the module who is at risk of CVI, including venous resting and working pressures. The module clinically outlines how CVI can result in our patients’ gaining a venous leg ulceration.
Module 2- Leg Ulcer Aetiology – 10th May –– This modules looks deeper into the aetiology of leg ulceration. This includes Venous, Arterial and Mixed Leg Ulcerations. The module outlines, with EBP, what a Leg Ulcer is and how we, as HCP’s, can identify factors that contribute to venous, arterial and mixed aetiology leg ulcers. The module also outlines the signs and symptoms of venous, arterial and mixed ulcerations.
Module 3- Introduction to Compression Bandaging – 14th June
– This modules looks into how compression works, where compression originated, the theory of compression and why it is deemed as the ‘Gold Standard’ to healing and manging our patients with VLU and CVI. The module outlines the differences in Short Stretch and Long Stretch bandages and why leg shaping is so important. We then discuss leg shaping hints and tips.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
Bargaining and Equality
Organising to Win
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