1h 30m
Sue Templeton
12 Nov 2015

Treating Leg Ulcers with Compression Therapy

This Course assists health professionals who manage people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Venous Leg Ulcers.


Describe the considerations necessary prior to applying compression therapy


Explain the different types of compression therapy commonly used and their advantages and disadvantages


Describe the principles of applying compression therapy


State the education and information required for patients having compression therapy


Sue Templeton

Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner Wound Management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active in a number of state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the life of persons with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.


rebecca morrissey30 Jun 2018
So good.

Morgan Johnson30 Jun 2018
Easy to follow and a great refresher on compression

Avelina Go Chow25 Jun 2018
Very relevant education to all nurses

Tania Boldery16 Jun 2018
Very interesting and helpful

Joanne Sealey11 Jun 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Georgia Jones02 Jun 2018
very informative

Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge31 May 2018
Very informative

Renae Renae31 May 2018
Good base

Karen Innes30 May 2018
Informative, good delivery

Lucy Lewis30 May 2018
Very informative and practical.

Claire Jacobs29 May 2018
This was a great video for improving my nursing skills.

Cheryl Kopras28 May 2018
The topic was well presented and informative

Learned about the different types compressions.

Tupou Makasini28 May 2018
Great video

Camilla Maree Govan28 May 2018
Great step by step visual on how to apply compression bandaging.

Gillian Carne28 May 2018

Lynne Berridge27 May 2018
informative VLA

Jessica Arnold27 May 2018
educational topic

yi jun chen26 May 2018
very good

Harmeet Kaur26 May 2018
Very brief knowledge.

Feviliza Camat Carino24 May 2018
Informative and helpful

Rene Jan Pasculado23 May 2018
The demonstration is very helpful!

Geetha Rani Ammini21 May 2018
I love her classes. Very clear and adequate.


Dancan Kapkusha20 May 2018
Very educative VLA.

Sukhvinder Singh Birdi20 May 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals:

Jenny Ellis17 May 2018
Excellent training resource.Practical demonstrations clear and simple to understand.Clinical photographs used great assistance in demonstrating differences between arterial and venous leg ulcers.

Karamjeet Kaur16 May 2018
This VLA was highly beneficial to understand the importance of compression bandages in the patients with venous leg ulcers.

cathleen Farewell16 May 2018
Very informative and the demonstrations were particularly good

Sheila Mae Erni15 May 2018
Good topic and very informative

Mi Park14 May 2018
very useful. thank you.

Lin Jiang11 May 2018

Janette Elliott10 May 2018

Sharon Khan09 May 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Denise Whittaker07 May 2018
The educator was very good.

Mayumi Nakazawa06 May 2018
I like the demonstration videos. Very helpful.

Cheryl Carpenter04 May 2018
Good and interesting seminar

rosemary britt6202 May 2018
Very informative Video

Louise Morosi28 Apr 2018
A very helpful and detailed course.

Ranilo Martinez28 Apr 2018
Useful in aged care area.

Joungsim BAE25 Apr 2018
Good to know how to apply compression dressings.

Rebecca Patricia Campbell24 Apr 2018
Very good presentation

Rijo George24 Apr 2018
The topic was very informative.

Nida Deligero Lagunay17 Apr 2018
very useful and safe material.

Marika Devietti16 Apr 2018
Great refresher! Very clear and concise.

Kayla Smith16 Apr 2018
very good

Cheryl Algie13 Apr 2018
Informative and easy to watch

Jedee Leonore Binwag11 Apr 2018
The topic is very informative and interesting.


Karen Kelly06 Apr 2018
I would recommend this education to all health professionals. It was excellent.

Cristobal Ace Campillo06 Apr 2018
Helpful information on the Compression Therapy.

Susannah Maher05 Apr 2018
Very helpful

Lisa Morrison30 Mar 2018
excellent presentation. very informative. I love the demonstration and the pictures of arterial and venous ulcer.

Magda Amarasingham25 Mar 2018

Marilou Ortega18 Mar 2018
enjoyed this lesson, thanks heaps

Jude Lowe05 Mar 2018
good practical demonstration

Cherie Martin03 Mar 2018
A very hands on and effective approach to visually watching the application of compression therapies. Good explanation of difficulties or out comes of wrong technique of applications. Very clear and easy to understand.

felicity Goswell02 Mar 2018
Excellent teaching on correct application of different types of compression bandages.

Limor Weingarten23 Feb 2018
Brilliant, Brilliant & Brilliant. Love the clear demonstration.

Michele Selby21 Feb 2018
Excellent and good to have demonstrations.

Eva Bodnar16 Feb 2018
We should be educate ourself and discuss with colleques....we are professionals

Charysse Gosney11 Feb 2018
Great presentation with regular reinforcement of learning.

Citti Taranto10 Feb 2018
This topic provided me a better and gained so much new skills to my daily nursing practice

Mary Helen Olsen07 Feb 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals: I would recommend this education session to all RNs & NPs who are required to undertake wound care as part of their nursing practice

Carmen Cross04 Feb 2018
highly recomend

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Applying compression therapy
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Patient education and compression therapy

Target audience

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.

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