Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that is more common than originally thought. It can have considerably more impact ‘than a little bit of oedema’. This presentation will provide a brief overview on risk, impact and treatment options in managing lymphoedema to support Value-Based Healthcare. Assessment modalities and Patient Reported Outcome Measures will be presented along with self-management strategies including access to a wide range of educational free videos for all. Case studies will also be presented highlighting the benefits of collaborative working amongst Primary Care and Lymphoedema Services.
Wound Express in Practice – The Patient's Story
This session will cover Wound Express – using data from patients recruited at Accelerate. This includes a case study on a patient that had a history of venous ulceration and atrophie blanche. This patient healed within 8 weeks and saw a marked reduction in pain as early on as week 2.
National Clinical Lead and Director, Lymphoedema Network Wales
Melanie is a physiotherapist by background. She was instrumental in developing equitable Lymphoedema Services in Wales and is responsible for the planning and strategic development of Lymphoedema Network Wales (LNW) across NHS Wales. Embedded in...
Clinical Delivery Lead, Wound Research and Development, Accelerate
Hayley qualified from Southbank University in 2013 and started her career as a Prison Nurse. She had a keen interest in Wound Care and started as a Junior Wound Care Nurse with Accelerate shortly after qualifying - where she has continued to...