Chronic Wounds and Leg Ulcers

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Lecture Overview

A wound is considered to be chronic if it has not healed in 4 to 6 weeks. In this lecture, associate professor Geoff Sussman discusses essential considerations for treating chronic wounds, including aetiology, factors affecting healing, and correct dressing selection.


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A/Prof Geoff Sussman (OAM JP FPS FACP FAIPM FAWMA FRVAHJ) holds a position in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at Monash University. He has been a faculty member on wounds at St Anne’s College, Oxford University and is the founder of the Wound Foundation of Australia. Geoff was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006 for his work in wound care as a researcher, educator and clinician and was recognised at the 2008 World Wound Healing Congress in Toronto with a lifetime achievement award.
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First Published21 June 2023
Updated21 June 2023
21 June 2025
Learning Tools
Wound Care
Wound Management
Chronic Illness
Clinical Assessment