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(405) LEVD Update

  • Session Number:405
Sunday, June 07, 2020: 3:15 PM EDT - 4:15 PM EDT
Contact Hours:1


Glenda Brunette MSN, RN, CWON
Wound Ostomy Nurse
Medical University of South Carolina
Teresa Kelechi PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and PhD Studies
Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing


This session will provide attendees with the latest recommendations from the 4th edition of the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD), updated from a systematic search of databases and a systematic review and synthesis of literature published August 2010 through December 2017. The review included studies reporting primary data relevant to LEVD and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and specific therapies or diagnostic modalities. A summary of the recommendations for assessment, prevention and management of LEVD and VLU risk reduction, wound management, compression therapy, adjunctive therapies, medications, nutrition, surgical options, and patient education and health care follow-up will be presented along with level and quality of evidence, and benefit/effectiveness/harm classification for all recommendations.


Learning Outcome

Learners will be able to describe 2 treatment updates to the 4th edition of the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD).

Additional Info

Pharmacology Credit:

Sessions within this conference awarded advanced practice and pharmacology credit. 

Attendees were able to earn one nursing Contact Hour for every hour of education time. Learners had to complete an evaluation to receive Contact Hours. 

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