Doppler & Compression
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 24th September 2021
Who Should Attend?
This study day is aimed at Practice Nurses who are dealing with leg ulcer management and oedema, requiring competency in the use of Doppler Ultrasound to support their assessment and compression products.
This is also suitable for nurses who are new to the skill of compression and can be used as an update for both Doppler and Compression therapy.
This workshop covers the A& P of the lower limb and theory behind performing a Doppler assessment in order to assess peripheral vascular status to support leg ulcer management. Alternative compression product are demonstrated. It offers the opportunity to practice performing a Doppler assessment and compression bandaging under supervision. We also cover the MESI automated ABPI as well.
Nurses should bring with them a Sphyg, Doppler and Bandages for the practical session.
The Compression workshop covers the theory and science of compression.
There is an informal practical session when bandaging techniques will be demonstrated and there is the opportunity for each nurse to practice under supervision.
Bandages covered will be,K2 system and short stretch and compression wraps.
Nurses will need to bring with them an Actico shortstretch bandage with sub bandage as well as a K2 system with tape and scissors for the practical session.
The learning outcomes include:
Understand the A & P of the Lower Limb.
Understand the theory behind performing a Doppler Assessment.
Demonstrate the correct procedure for performing a Doppler Assessment.
Understand the theory that supports the use of compression in venous leg ulcer management.
Discuss the different bandage systems available.
Demonstrate the correct application of compression bandaging.
Demonstrate the principles of bandaging science by the ability to adapt the compression bandaging for individual leg shapes, sizes and aetiology.
Discuss the alternatives to compression bandaging, such as wraps and compression hose kits.
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