Resident Physician Boston Medical Center Boston, MA
Venous ulcers are the most common leg ulcer encountered by most wound care clinicians. However, studies have shown that the care rendered can vary widely with treatment such as compression therapy ranging from nonexistent, to inadequate, to optimal. The goal of the session is the describe the optimal standard of care of the patient with a venous ulcer, including wound and venous/arterial assessment, local wound care, debridement, evidenced-based compression therapy, and patient education. Steps to take to prevent ulcer recurrence will also be reviewed.