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Wed, 09 Nov


Chronic Oedema/ Wet Legs Management

Chronic Oedema/ Wet Legs Management

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Chronic Oedema/ Wet Legs Management
Chronic Oedema/ Wet Legs Management

Time & Location

09 Nov 2022, 15:20 – 10 Nov 2022, 15:20

Chronic Oedema/ Wet Legs Management

About the event


Registered nurses, associate practitioners and health care assistants who have completed the 2-day Leg Ulcer Course.

  • To enable the student to acquire evidence based, up to date knowledge and skills in prevention and management of chronic oedema and associated conditions
  • To ensure a standardised approach to chronic oedema management

Following the chronic oedema study day on the 17th October , it is advisable to attend either of the practical days:

on the 20th October in Cambridge

Meadows Community Centre 1 St. Catherine’s Road Cambridge, CB4 3XJ or

on the 16th November in Perterborough

ICA The Fleet Fleet Way, High Street, Fletton Peterborough, PE2 8DL from 9.30 to 16.00 ( drop-in workshop)

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • To understand the function of the lymphatic and vascular system
  • To define what constitutes chronic oedema and lymphoedema
  • Apply the principles of holistic assessment and understand doppler ABPI results to inform clinical findings to draw up a care plan and when is safe to apply reduced compression pre-doppler, using local treatment pathways
  • To understand what treatments are available in the management of chronic oedema
  • Be aware of and apply different strategies to prevent recurrence of chronic oedema including using hosiery and recognise the importance of patient aftercare
  • Understand the benefits of Health Coaching for your patients with chronic oedema
  • To understand your new treatment pathways: Pre-Doppler, Post Doppler and Maintenance/ Prevention and care plan FLECS
Competence to be achieved
  • You will bring 1 patient on your current caseload to discuss with the group and develop a new treatment plan to manage their chronic oedema and any associated conditions using the new treatment pathways and FLECS care plan
  • Discussion and workbook case studies to be completed during the time allocated on the study days
  • Supervisors with experience and knowledge in chronic oedema to support the student in their work environment to achieve competency in assessment and management, compression practice for patients with chronic oedema
  • Competency document to fill in and signed by supervisor and student

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