Venous Leg Ulcer: Fundamentals Online course
This course is presented by Mölnlycke and is based on the latest international guidelines. During this course you will learn the fundamentals of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) - appearance, risk factors, causes and classifications.
Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle, they are often painful and take more than 2 weeks to heal. VLUs are due to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This occurs when the valves of the veins (deep or/and superficial or/and perforator veins) do not function correctly and allow the blood to flow back down (reflux) into the section of vein below.
VLUs affects approximately 1% of the population and 3% of people over 80 years of age in westernized countries
In the UK, venous leg ulcers have been estimated to cost the National Health Service £400m ($720m; €600m) per year
Venous leg ulceration is often a chronic condition and patients experience a prolonged cycle of skin healing and then breakdown, sometimes over decades, with episodes of infection, all of which can impair quality of life
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Best practice in exudate management in venous leg ulcers (VLU)
Join us in this webinar as Terry Swanson presents the risk factors that can lead to the development of a VLU using the WUWHS consensus document from 2019. While Dr Marcelo Liberato presents case studies of patients who live with these chronic wounds, showing examples of how managing exudate can be achieved. Monday April 27th 12pm CET, 11am GMT. Join webinar
Venous leg ulcer
Venous leg ulceration and chronic venous insufficiency represent a significant health problem throughout the world. The key to successful management lies in the use of compression therapy .