Venous leg ulcers
A guide that examines the assessment, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers
These modules examine the assessment, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers. Venous leg ulcers are a chronic wound that can result in a large financial burden on healthcare systems as well as affect patient quality of life. These easy-to-follow modules should be of help to all clinicians who work in this area.
Module 1 – Introduction
This module goes through the scale costs and impact of venous leg ulcers and the type of models used to manage the condition.
Module 2 – Aetiology of leg ulceration
This module goes through the different causes of leg ulcers and what to do at the assessment stage.
Module 3 – Clinical assessment
This module brings up the different conditions and goes through the Doppler ABPI - its calculation and interpretation.
Module 4 – Assessment of the venous leg ulcer
In this module we highlight the importance of the assessment phase in establishing the diagnosis and creating the treatment plan.
Module 5 – Wound management
In this module we look at the treatment of the wound itself including skin care, the wound including absence of pain and/and or infection and, quite importantly, compression.
Module 6 – Dressing
This module explains how to apply popular dressings from Mölnlycke Health Care including Mepilex® and Mepilex® Border.
Module 7 – Compression therapy
This module goes through the various aspects of compression therapy.