Introduction to Leg Assessment, Doppler ABPI for Nurses and Experienced HCAs

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Introduction to Leg Assessment, Doppler ABPI for Nurses and Experienced HCAs

Event Summary

This interactive session, is aimed at the GPN and the experienced HCA (whose job role and scope includes Leg Assessment/ Doppler)

Thursday, 5 December
09:30 - 13:00
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
+442382122912
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.

Introduction 

This interactive session, is aimed at the GPN and the experienced HCA (whose job role and scope includes Leg Assessment/ Doppler). The content includes assessment of the patient with a leg condition/ulcer and those at risk of ulceration. We will also look at the elements and importance of that holistic assessment plus early risk recognition of signs and symptoms, followed by interactive clinical skills session to  undertaking a Doppler test.

Aims

The session will cover:

  • Principles, rationales and core elements of assessing legs and common conditions.
  • Introducing the updated national plan for best practice (NWCSP)
  • Recognising atypical ulceration
  • Practical demonstration of handheld Doppler test
  • Discussion of handheld v automated Doppler (NICE Guidelines, 2023)
  • How to translate the Assessment/Doppler into appropriate care planning
  • The importance & eligibility of compression post Assessment (note-only includes compression in relation to Doppler. (see separate compression session)
  • Signposting of when and who to refer
  • Pathway to competency guidance
  • Scenario discussion
  • Q and A’s

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

Objectives

Following the session, the clinician will have information and resources to gain a basic knowledge of, and skills for planning/treatment and referral, post assessment. This will be centred on the new National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) Lower Limb Recommendations (2023) particularly in relation to discovery, assessment, outcomes and its impact in Primary Care.

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
Trainer

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.

https://youtu.be/uakEenAjHzg

Price List

Name

Description

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.

£115.00

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. 

Refunds

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 louise.greenwood@wessexlmcs.org.uk

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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