Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Assessment and Management of Leg Ulcers in Community Settings

This short programme aims to provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage leg ulcers in the community which will enhance their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to the assessment and management of leg ulcers.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the assessment and management of leg ulcers.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to assessment and management of leg ulcers.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the epidemiology, anatomy and pathophysiology of leg ulcers.
  • Critically discuss the difference between arterial and venous leg ulcer.
  • Critically analyse quality of life issues on the individual with leg ulceration from a physical, psychological and social perspective.
  • Critically discuss key principles in wound assessment and treatment options.
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