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Assessment and Management of Lower Extremity Ulcers

presented by Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

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Financial: Jeri Lundgren receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jeri Lundgren has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Many clinicians have difficulty identifying and differentiating lower extremity ulcers resulting from arterial insufficiency, venous insufficiency, and peripheral neuropathy/diabetes. If the etiology of the lower extremity ulcer is incorrect, it can lead to improper treatment. This session will help clinicians differentiate arterial insufficient ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, and peripheral neuropathic/diabetic ulcers. We will also discuss treatment strategies for each of these wound categories.

Meet Your Instructor

Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

Jeri Lundgren is a registered nurse who has been specializing in post-acute care since 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Ms. Lundgren is board certified as a certified wound care nurse (CWCN) by the WOCN Society, and as a certified wound specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. Ms.…

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1. Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers

Arterial insufficiency wounds can lead to infection and limb loss. Chapter One will discuss the etiology, characteristics, and treatment of arterial insufficiency ulcers.

2. Venous Insufficiency Ulcers

Venous insufficiency can lead to chronic ulcerations of the lower leg, edema, and cellulitis. Chapter Two will discuss the etiology, characteristics, and treatment of venous stasis ulcers.

3. Peripheral Neuropathy/Diabetic Ulcers

Peripheral neuropathy leads to the loss of feeling and protective mechanisms of the feet, thus leading to ulcerations. Chapter Three will discuss the etiology, characteristics, and treatment of peripheral neuropathy/diabetic ulcers.

4. Mixed Etiology

Unfortunately, many individuals will present with a mixed etiology of arterial, venous, and/or peripheral neuropathy. Chapter Four will discuss how to manage individuals presenting with a mixed etiology.

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