Optimal care planning of a leg ulcer requires assessment of the individual, their wound and their healing environment.
The location of an ulcer is one of the wound characteristics required to be assessed. Arterial leg ulcers most often occur at/or below the ankle region.
Where do venous leg ulcers generally develop out of the options below?
a. Lateral aspect of the lower leg
b. Plantar surface of the foot
c. Medial aspect of the lower leg
d. Distal to an arterial occlusion
Take our quiz to find out:
Where do venous leg ulcers generally develop?
Did you get it right? Are you interested in learning more about or refreshing your knowledge of leg ulcer management?
The Leg Ulcer module explores leg ulcer assessment, management and prevention strategies including:
- Leg anatomy, calf pump physiology and leg ulcer aetiology
- Comprehensive contra lateral leg assessment
- Principles of leg ulcer management and correct application of compression bandaging.
The Leg Ulcer Module is suitable for students and practicing health professionals wishing to learn about leg ulcer management. It is recommended for those working in domiciliary health services, residential aged care facilities, hospitals, wound or outpatient clinics and community health services.
This module provides you with 6 Hours CPD and is completed 100% online, at your own pace, and on your phone, tablet or desktop computer. The module is interactive with videos, images, case studies, quizzes and more.
The module can be purchased on our website or ask your course provider or faculty if they are offering our online learning suite in your course.