This Course assists health professionals who manage people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers.
12 Nov 2015
Sue Templeton is the nurse practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA Ltd. Sue has been involved in wound management since 1987 and has extensive experience in hospital and community sectors, managing individuals with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue is involved with Wounds Australia at both a national and state level and has held several leadership positions. Sue delivers clinical care to individuals with wounds, provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers education to health practitioners, develops policies and tools, publishes and presents, and is involved with several significant projects and boards at local, state, and national levels. Sue is passionate about improving quality of care and achieving optimal outcomes for all persons with a wound.
Health professionals working in acute care, outpatient departments, General Practice and domiciliary settings who manage people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers.
Assist health professionals to be able to safely and effectively apply compression therapy to the lower limb.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition in Australia, which can lead to venous leg ulcers. About 1% of Australians over the age of 60 live with a venous leg ulcer. In 2012 this equated to over 42,600 persons. Venous leg ulcers consume significant health resources and impact the lives of those who live with them. Compression therapy promotes healing of venous leg ulcers and is the recognised primary management strategy. To safely and effectively initiate, apply and monitor compression therapy clinicians require appropriate training, skills and confidence. However, many lack the necessary skills and confidence in compression therapy and therefore patients who could benefit are not offered compression therapy. Increased use of compression therapy to manage venous leg ulcers would result in improved patient outcomes and significant savings to the health care budget of governments, service providers and patients.
Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.