Venous Leg Ulcer: Fundamentals Online course
This course is presented by Mölnlycke and is based on the latest international guidelines. During this course you will learn the fundamentals of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) - appearance, risk factors, causes and classifications.
Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle, they are often painful and take more than 2 weeks to heal. VLUs are due to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This occurs when the valves of the veins (deep or/and superficial or/and perforator veins) do not function correctly and allow the blood to flow back down (reflux) into the section of vein below.
VLUs affects approximately 1% of the population and 3% of people over 80 years of age in westernized countries
In the UK, venous leg ulcers have been estimated to cost the National Health Service £400m ($720m; €600m) per year
Venous leg ulceration is often a chronic condition and patients experience a prolonged cycle of skin healing and then breakdown, sometimes over decades, with episodes of infection, all of which can impair quality of life
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Venous leg ulcer
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