Venous Wound Care: Compression is not enough

Webinar Topic: Venous Wound Care

Speaker: Bryan Groleau, COTA/L, CLT-LANA, WCC, LLE

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
This 1-hour webinar reviews the physiology of proper vein function and the etiological breakdown of vein disease. The focus of the topic is to consider the disease behind a leg ulcer and the vital role that compression plays in wound healing, prevention, and decreasing the frequency of recurrence. The indications for various compression levels and types along with knowing the importance of choosing the correct compression that best stimulates venous return will be highlighted.

About the Speaker:
Bryan Groleau has been a lymphedema therapist since 2003 specializing in lower extremity wounds and phlebolymphedema. Bryan is a senior clinical educator for mediUSA and serves on the medi for help project to educate on lymphatic filariasis and wound care in Haiti.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 2 causes of vein disease that can lead to venous leg ulcers
  • Recognize the need for specific compression levels associated with CVI and venous leg ulcers and identify 3 compression levels appropriate for venous wound closure
  • Identify 4 components of compression that best facilitate wound closure and management of venous leg ulcers

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