Overview:

This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of chronic oedema/lymphoedema, which is the underlying problem in most patients with wet legs.

We will share with you newly developed management pathways for both chronic oedema and wet legs, and through practical workshops, consider various aspects of care.

The course will encourage you to think holistically, and provide an opportunity to explore the role of health coaching and how you can encourage patient participation.

Objectives:

  • Understanding of A and P of chronic oedema/lymphoedema
  • Understand key aspects of the management of chronic oedema, focussing on skin care and compression
  • Understand different forms of compression, circular knit, flat knit, wrap systems and bandaging
  • Be able to measure for compression systems
  • Understand latest advice about vascular assessments, prior to using compression including bandaging
  • Understand when to refer to specialist services
  • Understand the holistic approach to managing these patients
  • Understand that managing the chronic oedema of today prevents the wet legs of tomorrow

 

Applicants will be notified by email approximately two weeks prior to the study session, to inform you if your application has been successful. Please ensure that your email address is clearly stated – this will be used to notify you when you are allocated a place.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse applications if the number of applications exceeds the room capacity.

Refreshments

Tea and coffee will be provided at a charge.

Lunch will not be provided at any of the study sessions, so please remember to bring your own.

Please note, CPFT confirm places approx. two weeks prior to commencement of a training session, this is because CPFT staff receive priority as the study days are funded/run by CPFT. They confirm applications once they know how many places they have left.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse applications if the number of applications exceeds the room capacity.

Candidates who are absent on the day without prior notification will be sent a charge of £80 to their team’s budget.

It is important to let the organisers know as early as possible of cancellation. This is to ensure that all places are utilised, reducing any waiting lists that may be in place.