Introduction to Compression Therapies for Nurses and HCAs

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Introduction to Compression Therapies for Nurses and HCAs

Event Summary

This introductory study session is for all new learners, or those requiring a comprehensive update on theory and practical skills

Thursday, 14 November
09:30 - 13:00
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Denise Woodd
Mrs Denise Woodd
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 13:00

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


This introductory study session is for all new learners, or those requiring a comprehensive update on theory and practical skills.


  • Be aware of the updated National Wound Care Strategy Programme Leg Ulcer Recommendations for compression (2023)
  • ‘Immediate and Necessary Care’ of the lower limb trauma using compression
  • Introduction to venous leg ulceration or allied complications
  • Compression theories
  • Compression types and choices
  • Strategies to prevent ulcer occurrence or recurrence.
  • How to promote supported self-care for a patient
  • Pathway to ‘competency’ guidance


The session offers the opportunity for all healthcare practitioners to gain knowledge, confidence and skills in compression therapies used for venous/mixed leg ulcers, leg oedema and prevention, using effective compression. It will provide an overview of conditions that would benefit from compression, and the choices, implications and planning for the appropriate management.

NB: The session will not deem the learner 'competent'. The ‘journey to competency’ will be explored using national capability framework resource and subsequent eLearning modules, as will contacting the Tissue Viability team to access any local policies, documents and tools to support their learning that may be available.

A modified pdf of the presentation and resources/links will be available on the Wessex LMCs Website after the event.

Please note this session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Denise Woodd
Mrs Denise Woodd

Denise has been involved in Chronic Wound Care and leg ulcer management since the 1990's, and since 2013 she has been working independently, primarily around Practice Nursing with the registered and unregistered practitioners regarding education, competency achievement, and seeing complex patients to support diagnosis and care planning. She still works clinically within Portsmouth CCG Primary Care, and sees patients if needed in the acute sector, specialist units such as Vascular and Dermatology, and in the Community. Denise is currently involved in reviewing compression hosiery for the Hampshire Formulary Inclusion, NICE Expert Group for antimicrobial solutions, and driving forward all the exciting changes from the National Wound Care Strategy to push leg care forward and improve outcomes.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £230.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


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