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Addressing Venous Ulcers

Addressing Venous Ulcers

Addressing Venous Ulcers

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Topic 1014 Version 1.0


Compression therapy is essential for patients with venous leg ulcer, lymphedema and other conditions. This topic provides algorithms that illustrate how audible handheld Doppler ultrasound/ waveform analysis or ankle-brachial index can be utilized to determine appropriate pressure levels and types of compression across different clinical scenarios.

Instructions: 1. Select number of entries (rows) to be displayed on the table. 2. Click on the header of each column to sort (e.g., click on "Product Name" to sort by product names in alphabetical order), or use the "search" field to find a specific product. Standard compression: 30-40 mmHg resting pressure; modified compression: low resting pressure, i.e., 20-30 mmHg. Both s

Practical guidance with step-by-step pictures, protocol and tips on how to apply different types of cellular and/or tissue products (CTPs), also known as skin substitutes

Unna Boot, also known as Unna's Boot or paste boot, is an inelastic bandage that is frequently used in compression therapy to treat venous leg ulcers. Application of UB is one of the most common clinic procedures billed to Medicare. This topic provides practical guidance on how to apply an Unna Boot, assess effectiveness, troubleshoot, code and document each application. See step-by-step protocol, and documentation checklist.