Flashcards in Leg Ulcers Deck (10)
Define "leg ulcer"
Any break in the skin of the lower leg, above the ankle, present for more than 4 weeks
The majority of leg ulcers are arterial in nature. True/False?
Majority are venous ulcers
List characteristics of a venous ulcer
Superficial, located near malleolus
ABPI is measured for ulcer patients. What are the normal limits for ABPI?
ABPI of less than 0.8 indicates what?
ABPI of more than 1.5 indicates what?
When would a wound swab of an ulcer be done?
Name 2 de-sloughing agents
What is the gold standard treatment for leg ulcers?
Compression bandaging + non-adherent dressing