Join us for a live accredited webinar on venous leg ulcers to learn more about treatment and management strategies for enhanced outcomes. Lucian G. Vlad, MD will present information and findings to help attendees understand the top challenges related to VLUs along with ways to implement treatment strategies to promote healing.
Previously recorded on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Now available ON-DEMAND
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Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are the most common cause of lower extremity ulceration and are challenging for both patients and clinician to manage, often requiring a minimum of 12 weeks to heal. Additionally, VLUs have high rates of recurrence. To promote a healing environment for VLUs, treatment is targeted at reducing edema, managing moisture, and preventing
infection. Compression therapy has long been the standard of care for VLUs, but patient adherence to the treatment regimen may be hindered by physical limitations, pain, and application difficulty. Advanced treatment strategies for the management of VLUs maintain an optimal environment for wound healing along with compression therapy to reduce pain, facilitate healing, and prevent recurrence. The goal of this program is to educate a broader audience on advanced treatment strategies for patients with venous leg ulcers.
The target audience includes nurses, wound care ostomy nurses, podiatrists, primary care providers, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about treatment strategies for patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs).
Upon completion of this webinar, the healthcare practitioner should be able to:
- Review etiology and patient risk factors for the development of venous leg ulcers (VLUs).
- Discuss challenges associated with traditional treatment and management of VLUs.
- Describe advanced treatment strategies for patients with VLUs to promote healing and improve quality of life.
Continuing Education Credit:
California Board of Registered Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider
Number CEP 13019 for 1.0 contact hour.
Lucian G. Vlad, MD
Wound Care Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Continuing Nursing and Allied Health Education Provider: Pfiedler Education, a Division of AORN
Funding Provided by: Milliken Healthcare
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