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    Improving outcomes for leg ulcer patients

    March 31, 2017
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    Improving outcomes for leg ulcer patients

    One of the Nursing Times’ top 20 most influential nurses in the past 60 years was the guest speaker at the Challenges of the Lower Limb conference hosted by 3M Ireland.

    Improving outcomes for leg ulcer patients

    One of the Nursing Times’ top 20 most influential nurses in the past 60 years was the guest speaker at the Challenges of the Lower Limb conference hosted by 3M Ireland.

    Improving outcomes for leg ulcer patients

    One of the Nursing Times’ top 20 most influential nurses in the past 60 years was the guest speaker at the Challenges of the Lower Limb conference hosted by 3M Ireland.

    • Professor Christine Moffatt was the first nurse to develop compression therapy to treat leg ulcers and made the keynote speech at the event held in Enfield, Co Meath, which was attended by 100 clinicians and health care decision makers.

      A key focus of the conference was finding ways to improve patient outcomes and it was also the ideal platform to introduce 3M’s Leg Ulcer Pathway, an evidence-based practice guide to treating the condition.

      As well as presentations from professor Moffatt and consultant vascular surgeon from Galway University Hospital, professor Stewart Walsh; community lower limb therapist, Mary Costello; and Primary Care tissue viability and wound care manager, Tracey Dermody; the event included interactive bandaging workshops and a lively Q&A session.

      3M senior Marketing and Sales Support coordinator, Elaine O'Connor, said: “We were delighted that professor Moffatt, who is professor of clinical nursing research at Nottingham University, agreed to speak at our conference. She is arguably the most influential clinician in the field and now runs a regional lymphoedema and wound care service.

      “The conference was a great opportunity to showcase 3M products used to treat the condition, including 3M™ Coban™ 2 Compression bandages; 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream; and 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film to senior tissue viability clinicians. These products form a key element of the Leg Ulcer Pathway and can play a crucial role treating the condition.”

      Attendee Megan Keane is a physiotherapist from Galway Clinic. She said: “The workshops were a great opportunity to refresh on bandaging skills, with additional tips for extra comfort and skin integrity management. The event was a fantastic way to brainstorm with other disciplines about the challenges we face when treating lymphoedema and opened up avenues to network with nearby services.”

      Staff nurse, Suzanne Earls, commented: “I was inspired after meeting professor Christine Moffatt and the other speakers; it was exciting to be in an environment with like-minded people. I left with more knowledge and was eager to pass this on to my colleagues and patients.”



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