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The power of compression therapy for leg ulcer management

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Intended Audience Groups:  2,3,4,5

The webinar is for health care professionals with limited specialisation in wound management. The aim is to raise awareness the importance of this critical therapy so that we can increase use across the UK.

Intended Audience Group
Tissue Viability
Aims and Objectives

The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of compression therapy so that we can increase use across the UK.

About the webinar

Legs Matter and the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) are pleased to invite healthcare professionals to a free of charge 1.5-hour introductory webinar about the recommendations, guidelines and practical circumstances for use of compression therapy in wound management. 

The webinar is held in connection with the Compression Therapy Campaign initiated by EWMA in collaboration with the Legs Matter coalition and other wound management societies across Europe. 


Participation in the webinar is free of charge.

Certificate of attendance

EWMA will distribute a EWMA certificate of attendance to all who participated in a minimum of 70% of the webinar. 

For more information about the EWMA Compression Therapy Programme and resources, please visit visit


19.00-19.05  Welcome

19.05-19.15  Introduction: Why the EWMA awareness campaign for compression therapy

19.15-19.30  What we know about compression therapy: 

  • Evidence for use and impact 
  • Reasons for non-use and impact 
  • Legs Matter stories: Experience across the UK 
  • Podiatry, Diabetic foot

19.30-19.40 What exactly does compression do?

19.40-19.50  Compression dosage is to be understood, not feared

19.50-20.05  Making sense of compression products 

20.05-20.15  The EWMA and Legs Matter Campaign materials

20.15-20.30  Q&A

20.30  End of webinar 

Bedford Borough, BLMK, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough, Milton Keynes,
Frequency / Length
1 and a half hours
Resource / Organisation
Tissue Viability Society
Training delivered by

Tissue Viability Society

Cost, Funded or Free