Assessment and Treatment of Lower Extremity Wounds
Overview: Many clinicians have difficulty differentiating lower extremity ulcers (arterial, venous, or neuropathy/diabetic) from pressure injuries. If a lower extremity ulcer is mistaken as a pressure injury it can lead to
Many clinicians have difficulty differentiating lower extremity ulcers (arterial, venous, or neuropathy/diabetic) from pressure injuries. If a lower extremity ulcer is mistaken as a pressure injury it can lead to improper treatment of these areas and skew your pressure injury rates. This session will help clinicians differentiate arterial insufficient ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and peripheral neuropathic/diabetic ulcers from pressure injuries and discuss how assessment and treatment strategies differ for each of these wound categories.
- Distinguish etiologies of lower extremity ulcers
- Define the characteristics of venous, arterial, and peripheral neuropathy/diabetic ulcers
- Describe effective strategies to manage lower extremity ulcers
CE’s: NHA & SW
Presenter: Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT President, Senior Provider Resources
Jeri Ann Lundgren has been working in the post-acute care market since 1990, specializing in wound care nationally since 1994. She is board certified as a CWS (Certified Wound Specialist) by the American Board of Wound Management and a CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society. Her extensive background in wound management nationally includes survey management, litigation support, wound care consultation, program development, clinical wound expert for several state Quality Improvement Organizations and Departments of Health. Currently Ms. Lundgren is the President of Senior Providers Resource.
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(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST(GMT-05:00)