Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ATPVU
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Explain at least two causes, symptoms, and risk factors for lower extremity venous disease (LEVD).
List at least four assessment findings that are common in VLUs.
Describe at least two interventions in a comprehensive treatment plan for an individual with VLUs.
Identify the proper use of at least three types of dressings in the treatment of VLUs.
Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Venous Leg UlcersInstructor:
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Lower Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD)
Pathogenesis of Lower Extremity Venous Disease
Symptoms of LEVD
Classification of LEVD
Risk Factors for LEVD
Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)
Section 3: Assessment and Documentation
Wound Size and Shape
Peri-Wound Skin Condition
Section 4: Treatment
The Treatment Plan
Topical Wound Management Options
Transparent Adhesive Film Dressings
Types of Compression
The Healing Process
Section 5: Conclusion
Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
Mary Arnold Long received her BSN from the College of Mount St. Joseph, her MSN from the University of Cincinnati, her ET Certificate from Abbott Northwestern Hospital and her DNP from Otterbein University. Dr. Arnold Long has over 35 years of nursing experience and over 25 years as an expert board-certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse practicing in multiple settings. Her contributions to evidence-based practice and literature include colostomy irrigation; body worn absorptive garments; interventions post-catheter removal; assessment, management and coding of moisture-associated skin damage; and classification of device-related pressure injuries/ulcers.
Disclosure: Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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