Enhancing Venous Leg Ulcer Management in Spain

Enhancing Venous Leg Ulcer Management in Spain

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In 2023, a series of five Leg Ulcer & Compression Days Events were conducted across Spain, from April to November. These events were held in Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Valencia, and Alicante. They served as pivotal training sessions aimed at increasing awareness about the critical importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment of venous leg ulcers.

The training sessions were expertly led by Paz Beaskoetxea, a Referent Nurse based in Bilbao, and Dr. Rodrigo Rial, a prominent Vascular Surgeon from Madrid.

These training targeted nurses, who are the key decision-makers regarding the compression systems used for patients in Spain.

The primary objectives of these training sessions were multi-faceted:

  1. Raising Awareness: the events sought to shed light on the prevalence of venous leg ulcers in Spain and the concerning lack of adequate treatment for affected individuals.
  2. Guideline Adherence: participants were educated on the latest clinical guidelines and evidence-based practices recommended for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.
  3. Hands-on Workshops: practical workshops were conducted to demonstrate proper diagnosis techniques and the application of compression systems, empowering healthcare professionals to deliver effective care to their patients.

In total, 490 nurses participated in these impactful training sessions, with 180 attendees in Madrid and 310 in the sessions held in November.

Feedback from participants underscored the success of the training sessions, with 88% of them who would recommend this training. Such positive feedback highlights the efficacy and relevance of the content delivered during the Leg Ulcer and Compression Days Events.

These events were essential to advance the understanding and management of venous leg ulcers among healthcare professionals. Through collaboration, education, and practical training, these events have made significant strides in improving patient outcomes and enhancing the quality of wound care across Spain.