Wound Care and Tissue Viability

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19 March 2021

Lymphoedema: More Common Than we Think!
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that is more common than originally thought. It can have considerably more impact ‘than a little bit of oedema’. This presentation will provide a brief overview on risk, impact and treatment options in managing lymphoedema to support Value-Based Healthcare. Assessment modalities and Patient Reported Outcome Measures will be presented along with self-management strategies including access to a wide range of educational free videos for all. Case studies will also be presented highlighting the benefits of collaborative working amongst Primary Care and Lymphoedema Services.

Wound Express in Practice – The Patient's Story
This session will cover Wound Express – using data from patients recruited at Accelerate. This includes a case study on a patient that had a history of venous ulceration and atrophie blanche. This patient healed within 8 weeks and saw a marked reduction in pain as early on as week 2.

This webinar will focus on the assessment and management of patients with lower limb conditions, active venous leg ulceration and the associated skin changes that may occur with venous insufficiency; therefore, focusing on the whole of the limb and not only on the wound defect.

Patients with venous insufficiency or an active ulceration will often suffer not only with a wound defect, but also with other associated skin changes. Skin disorders can often be as difficult to treat and manage as the wound itself, adding a psychological burden for the patient. The journey to complete healing can be challenging.

During the webinar we will review assessment of the whole of the lower limb and consider treatment options to manage the wound and the associated skin conditions. We will discuss the benefits of using zinc oxide and ichthammol as an aid to healing ulcers whilst also maintaining the integrity of the surrounding skin, and as an adjunct therapy to traditional wound management, and compression systems.

The webinar aims to empower participating clinicians to:

  • Review their lower limb assessment skills
  • Identify skin conditions associated with venous insufficiency
  • Develop a plan of intervention where needed
  • Discuss the benefits of zinc oxide and/or ichthammol within a healing regime
  • Work with patients to develop a self-care skin regime