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Quick Facts - Venous Leg Ulcers

Quick Facts - Venous Leg Ulcers 2021
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Approximately 2.5 million Americans have chronic venous insufficiency, and approximately 20% will develop venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Treating venous disease and VLUs often requires comprehensive and lifelong wound management.

Early detection, proper diagnosis, appropriate treatment strategies, and ongoing management are essential in promoting wound healing in VLUs. Successful VLU treatment engages patients as partners in the care plan, to enhance adherence.

This fact sheet for wound care professionals contains practical information that can be applied clinically for optimal outcomes in patients with VLUs. The following topics are covered:

Epidemiology of VLUs
Pathophysiology of venous insufficiency and VLUs
Treatment strategies for VLUs
Infection prevention
Comorbidities and VLU risk
Promoting patient adherence to treatment

Download Quick Facts – Venous Leg Ulcers for the staff at your facility. With its print-friendly format, it is ideally suited for bulletin board posting, as well as for handing out at your next in-service.

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