Improving Compression knowledge in Germany!

Improving Compression knowledge in Germany!

Improving Compression knowledge in Germany! 581 480 The Urgo Foundation

Bolstering expertise in wound care and compression therapy is one of the main objectives of the Urgo Foundation. That’s why two training sessions were conducted in November 2023 in Germany, aiming to equip healthcare professionals with enhanced skills and knowledge in these critical areas.

The training comprised two distinct sessions aimed at different healthcare professionals:

  • Doctors’ Training, which was conducted virtually. This session focused on imparting advanced wound care techniques and emphasizing the importance of compression therapy. It was led by Prof. Dr. Joachim Dissemond, a renowned figure in the field, who served as the scientific director.
    The training was accredited by the Medical Association, underscoring its credibility and professional relevance.
  • Nurses’ Training, which was designed as a hybrid event, allowing participants to join either in person or virtually. This session was focused on practical aspects of wound care, particularly emphasizing compression therapy for venous leg ulcers. It was headed by Inga Hoffmann-Tischner, representing the certification body (ICW), enabling participants to earn certification credits alongside gaining valuable insights.

Both nurses and doctors were keen on advancing their expertise in wound care, with a specific focus on managing venous leg ulcers.

The main objectives of these training sessions were to:

  • Expand healthcare profesionals’ understanding of wound care and compression therapy.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of compression therapy in general and especially in Germany, where short-stretch bandages often prevail.

These events gathered more than 200 healthcare professionals, who were very satisfied with the content of the trainings.

“I really appreciated Prof. Dissemond’s comprehensive lecture on differential diagnoses and the invaluable insights into compression therapy. The concise and informative presentations by other speakers were also well-received.” shared with us one of the participants.

These trainings marked a significant step in augmenting wound care expertise among healthcare professionals. Moving forward, sustained efforts and collaborations will be essentials in addressing existing gaps and elevating standards in this critical domain.