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
Learn more about Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs)
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) and chronic venous insufficiency is a common health problem globally and have a negative impact on all aspects of the patient’s daily life. Whether you want to know and recognize the first signs of a leg ulcer or see examples of dressings for venous leg ulcers, you have come to the right place.
It's a wrap! Assessment and management of venous leg ulcers
Following Dot Weir’s recent webinar, 'What lies beneath: assessment and management of undermining and tunneling wounds', this webinar will focus on venous leg ulcers (VLU). This is her last webinar in a series of three. Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 6:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM EST Watch on demand
- Venous Leg Ulcer Algorithm of for assessment & dressing selection (1.51 MB)
- VLU therpy brochure (5.41 MB)