This four-hour online course provides an opportunity to review, consolidate and expand on your learned knowledge from our suite of Chronic Disease Courses and allows for an introduction to the Wound Management Pathway. The course provides an overview of lower limb assessment processes and treatment options, including cost-effective dressing options for common wounds on the lower limbs.
You will review your current knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic, vascular, arterial, and integumentary systems. You will apply current evidence-based assessment methods and treatments to your current practice. You will use an allied health team approach to collate patient history, results, and data from which you can form an effective treatment plan.
You will cover knowledge of wounds on lower limbs associated with conditions often seen in primary health, aged care, palliative care, and acute care settings. These conditions include lower limb health complications associated with chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Osteomyelitis, Lymphoedema, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Nutrition related disorders.
The ‘Wound Dressings’ chapter will feature infographics containing assessment summaries and best practice dressing guidelines.
Lower Limb Health assessment including:
At the end of the course, you will have started or refreshed your learning on how to:
Online Learning and formative assessment completed via accessIQ. A formative assessment is used to conduct an in-process self-evaluation of your learning. You must attain 100% for each assessment block to proceed with the course.
Develop an understanding of lower limb health complications associated with a wide range of chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Osteomyelitis, Lymphoedema, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis. Understand lower limb assessment processes and treatment options, including cost-effective dressing options for common wounds on the lower limbs.
There is no associated workshop with this course. All learning is online via accessIQ. You will guide your own pace of learning in this online course.
Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:
As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.
This course is open to any individuals working within primary or acute healthcare.
There are no associated formal assessments with this course. All learning is completed online with real time learning feedback provided via theory questions covering essential knowledge and skills. This style of feedback is known as a ‘formative assessment’, a self-marking process that provides immediate results and feedback.
No. This course is only available as online learning.
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