Why take this program?
Affecting 10-35% of adults, venous disease, specifically chronic venous insufficiency, leads to approximately 80% of lower leg ulcers. Affecting about 1% of the population, venous leg ulcers increase in prevalence to 4% in people older than 65, with 30% remaining unhealed at 24 weeks. Venous leg ulcers result in significant economic and social burdens to patients, caregivers, and the health-care system, with pain and quality of life being the paramount concerns of patients. To prevent venous leg ulcers and their complications, it is imperative that clinicians acquire the knowledge to identify patients at risk for venous leg ulcers and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic approach.
Who should take this program?
Based on the content of the Wounds Canada document, Best Practice Recommendations (BPR) for the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers, the aim of this self-paced, interactive program (two online modules and a live 1.5-hour-long webinar) is to enhance the venous leg ulcer prevention and management knowledge of nurses and allied health-care professionals. Professionals who self-identify as a novice or advanced beginner in their venous leg ulcer prevention and management knowledge will benefit from this program.
What will this program offer?
This program will review the contents of the BPR document and demonstrate their new knowledge by successfully completing knowledge check questions and applying best practices to a case study.
Following the completion of the two online modules, students will join expert interprofessional faculty on a webinar to discuss their success in applying their new knowledge and enablers and barriers to practice change. Using live polling, students will also discuss complex wound cases presented by faculty, demonstrating the application of best practices in the prevention and management of venous leg ulcers. Webinars occur twice annually, with an archived version available for viewing should the student not be able to attend the live session.
What will I receive once I have completed this program?
Once the student successfully completes all the interactive modules (courses) in this interprofessional program, they will receive a certificate of successful completion.
Time: 4-5 hours on average to complete, self-paced
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN)
Program cost (all required courses excluding the pre-requisite): $50.00 + tax
Live webinar dates:
- Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1200 PM EST
- Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 1200 PM EST