Differentiating Arterial vs. Venous Ulcers is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: June 25, 2021
Course Expires on: June 25, 2024

Target Audience: Registered Nurses (RN), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

This learning module will discuss the three most common types of leg/foot ulcers: venous stasis ulcers, neurotrophic (diabetic), and arterial (ischemic ulcers). Additionally, we will cover the main differences between arterial vs. venous ulcers, as this can become quite confusing at times. Following, we will review the circulatory system’s pathophysiology, ensuring an understanding of blood flow and the vital role arteries and veins have on circulation. Lastly, we will discuss the presentations of each type, the common causes, risk factors, generalized treatments, and patient education.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Identify one assessment which would be different between a venous, arterial and neurotrophic ulcer. ? 
• Explain the reason for the pain associated with arterial ulcers. 
• Identify the most common etiology associated with neurotrophic ulcers. 
• Name two diagnostic tests used for further evaluation of ulcers.

Course Outline:
• Introduction 
• Circulatory Pathophysiology Review 
• Venous Stasis Ulcers
• Arterial (Ischemic) Ulcers 
• Neurotrophic (Diabetic) Ulcers 
• Diagnostic Tests for Ulcers 
• Non-Diagnostics for Ulcers 
• Conclusion 
• References 


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