Florence, Italy
September 25-29, 2016

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HOSTING SOCIETIES


Società Scientifica Italiana a carattere interdisciplinare

Associazione Infermieristica per lo Studio delle Lesioni Cutanee

AIUC o.n.l.u.s

Associazione Italiana Ulcere Cutanee


CO-HOSTING SOCIETIES


E.P.U.A.P.

European Pressure Ulcer
Advisory Panel

E.T.R.S.

European Tissue Repair Society

CO - Compression therapy for leg ulcers - Basic session (principles and practical session)

Learning Objectives:
Following this session the participants should be able to:

  1. Increase awareness of the importance of bandaging in leg ulcer treatment, receive basic information on why, when and how applying compression therapy;
  2. Use a practical approach to identify appropriate bandaging techniques;
  3. Introduce bandaging techniques as a useful treatment in daily clinical practice.

Description:
The course will provide short lectures to introduce the principles and indications of compression therapy followed by hands-on demonstration for the main compression devices: bandages, elastic stockings, velcro devices, hybrid systems, new systems. In addition, the course will discuss how bandaging impacts patient management.

Agenda

09.00 am– 09.15 am: Hugo Partsch (Austria) 
Title: Inelastic bandages: the preferred compression therapy for leg ulcers

09.15 am - 09.30 am: Susan Nørregaard (Denmark) 
Title: Elastic stockings for treating leg ulcers

09.30 am – 09.45 am: Joseph Caprini (USA) 
Title: Adjustable velcro devices: a valuable alternative 

09.45 am – 10.00 am: Keith Harding (UK) 
Title: Hybrid systems: an interesting new concept

10.00 am – 10.15 am: Josefin Damm (Sweden) 
Title: Multicomponent compression system with precise resting pressure and high working pressure

10.15 am – 10.30 pm: Questions

10.30 am - 01.00 pm: Hands-on demonstration of the different compression devices.