The New Zealand Wound Care Society Inc

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Small Working Groups

An international collaboration has been formed to review the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers, under the auspice of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

The Australian and New Zealand Venous Leg Ulcer Advisory Panel are now seeking expressions of interest from persons who would like to nominate themselves or others for the Small Working Groups (SWG).

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LUAG Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference Leg Ulcer Advisory Group

These terms of reference are to provide guidance to members of the NZWCS Leg Ulcer Advisory Group (LUAG).

 

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Leg Ulcer Assessment Form

The Leg Ulcer Assessment Form was developed by the NZWCS Leg Ulcer Advisory Group (LUAG) and is based on best practice guidelines. The form has been successfully trialled in seven private and public practice areas in New Zealand.

The revised Leg Ulcer Assessment Form (2015) should be used in conjunction with the Australian and NZ Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers.

The form is for competent healthcare professionals trained in leg ulcer assessment to aid leg ulcer diagnosis through history, examination and investigations.

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Disclaimer: The NZWCS does not take any responsibility for any outcomes achieved through using this form. The form is for competent healthcare professionals (HCPs) trained in leg ulcer assessment and does not replace the HCPs clinical judgement in each individual case

NZWCS Venous Ulcer Clinical Pathway

A clinical pathway is an optimal sequencing and timing of interventions by clinicians for a particular diagnosis or procedure.

The NZWCS venous ulcer pathway predicts the course of events in the treatment of patients with diagnosed venous leg ulcers. The events are specified on a time line, and all incidents, actions and interventions are identified that were required to meet the expected outcomes.

The NZWCS venous ulcer pathway sets nationally agreed clinical standards, based on the best available evidence from several groups including the New Zealand Guidelines Group.(www.nzgg.org.nz).  The pathway also forms the patients record and allows the care given by members of the multidisciplinary team, together with the progress and outcomes, to be documented.

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Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

This guideline was developed by the Australian Wound Management Association and the New Zealand Wound Care Society. The guideline presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers within the Australian and New Zealand health care context, based on the best evidence available up to January 2011.

This guideline has been approved by The National Health & Medical Research Council and The New Zealand Guideline Group.

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Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers - Abridged Version Flow Chart for Assessment of Venous Leg Ulcers

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Patient Information Leaflets

What is a Venous leg ulcer?

Treating Venous leg Ulcers and Maintaining Leg Health

Preventing Venous leg Ulcers