Boosting Adherence with Compression After a Venous Leg Ulcer

Webinar Topic: Compression

Speaker: Christopher Miles, OTR, CLT, CWCA

CE Credit(s): 1

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
Compression is well known as the gold standard for managing venous leg ulcer (VLU) and reducing recurrence, yet patients still struggle to be compliant. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them wear compression! Providing the patient with accurate, palatable, and evidencedbased knowledge can assist in the struggle of managing the chronicity of VLU’s.

About the Speaker:
Christopher Miles is an occupational therapist that is trained and certified in both lymphedema and wound care management. He has been working in the compression world for over 15 years serving as a clinician, industry expert, and clinical educator. He is currently employed by mediUSA as a Senior Manager for Clinical Services, and both participates and leads a clinical educational team that travels the country bringing educational opportunities to both lymphedema and wound care specialists.

Webinar Learning Objectives:
Upon conclusion participants will be able to:
• Review the stages of venous disease that lead to an ulcer and why lifetime compression is indicated.
• Increase knowledge of compression types and learn how different dosages are indicated by disease.
• Understand how to incorporate patient education earlier in the episode of care to boost patient understanding, independence, and overall satisfaction.

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