This course will provide employers and employees with the information and knowledge to understand, assess and provide a practical approach to the management of lower leg ulcers. Written in consultation with the Australian Practice Nurses Association, the course is a traditional text-based module that is focused on providing practical strategies for health workers.
- Historical background to lower leg ulceration
- Anatomy and physiology of the lower legs
- Diagnosis and investigation of the lower legs
- Suitable treatments for lower leg ulcers.
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- Recognise the prevalence of the issue of lower leg ulceration
- Identify the historical background to ulcerations in the lower legs
- Outline the anatomy and physiology of the lower legs
- Describe the operation of the underlying circulatory system in the lower legs
- Recognise what happens when this system stops working properly
- Identify key elements in the diagnosis of lower leg ulcers
- List key treatments for ulcers.
Organisations implementing this course will:
- Increase awareness of the issue of lower leg ulceration
- Increase incidences of correct diagnosis and treatment
- Deliver comprehensive and cost-effective training for relevant workers.
This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide. It is specifically aimed at general practice nurses and healthcare workers involved in the care and management of leg ulcers.
Approximately one hour.