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Kelechi TJ, Brunette G, Bonham PA, Crestodina L, Droste LR, Ratliff CR, Varnado MF, et al.
Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy an.... Date of publication 2020 Mar 1;volume 47(2):97-110.
1. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2020 Mar/Apr;47(2):97-110. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000622. 2019 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients With Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD): An Executive Summary. Kelechi TJ(1), Brunette G, Bonham PA, Crestodina L, Droste LR, Ratliff CR, Varnado MF. Author information: (1)Primary Authors: Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Task Force Chair: Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DNAP, FAAN, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Task Force Members: Lea Crestodina, MSN, APRN, CWOCN, CDE, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida. Linda R. Droste, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CBIS, WOC Nurse, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Units, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia. Myra F. Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Advanced Wound Consulting, Metairie, Louisiana. This article provides an executive summary of the 2019 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). The executive summary presents an overview of the systematic process used to update and develop the guideline. It also lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and management of LEVD and venous leg ulcers (VLUs). In addition, the guideline includes a new section regarding implementation of clinical practice guidelines. The LEVD guideline is a resource for WOC nurse specialists and other nurses, physicians, therapists, and health care professionals who work with adults who have or who are at risk for VLU. DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000622 PMID: 32150136
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