UW School of Nursing

March 24, 2022

UW Wound Academy | Lower Extremity Venous Wounds

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Lower Extremity Venous Wounds
On-Demand Program


This module covers the components of wound assessment and provides interactive opportunities for practicing assessment skills.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals and other individuals involved in the care, management and treatment of patients with wounds.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe the basic pathophysiology of venous wounds.
  2. Identify the distinguishing characteristics of venous wounds.
  3. Discuss the major treatment objectives for venous wounds.


  • Assessment
  • Classic signs and symptoms of venous disease
  • Pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency
  • Noninvasive vascular assessment
  • Locating pulses
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) procedure
  • Segmental pressure recordings
  • Diagnostic studies
  • Clinical features
  • Treatment recommendations (compression, adjunctive therapies, topical therapy)
  • Education
  • Outcomes