Cellulitis is an acute, bacterial, skin infection that can be serious if not treated quickly. It can occur on any part of the body including areas such as hands, feet and legs.
Lymphoedema is a long term condition that can affect any part of the body, although it usually develops in the arms or legs. This chronic condition causes swelling in the body’s tissues due to problems in the lymphatic system. If a person has lymphoedema, they are more at risk of developing cellulitis.
Antibiotics are used to treat cellulitis and therefore it is important to have an awareness of guidelines on the antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing this condition. The aim is to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. Join us on this webinar to understand more about both these conditions, and how you can utilise this in your roles when providing care to your patients.
After attending this event participants will be able to:
- Describe the symptoms of cellulitis and lymphoedema
- Identify those at risk of these conditions
- Explain how guidelines relate to practice
- Recognise how you can support your patients in your roles
- Discuss the importance of raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance and appropriate use of antibiotics
Pharmacy professionals working in any sector. Other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend
Bethan Thomas, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Swansea Bay University Health Board
An interactive presentation with the opportunity for question