Arterial and Venous Wounds

by Expert Reviewer: Caren Greenstein, MD; Expert Reviewer: Catherine Ratliff, GNP-BC, PhD, CWOCN, CFCN; Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC; Instructor: Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC; Instructor: Tanya J. Munger, DNP, FNP, RN, CCHP

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Chronic ulcers have significant effects on patients’ physical and mental health, finances, and overall quality of life. The successful healing of a lower extremity ulcer requires thorough assessment to identify the correct etiology and determine the proper treatment regimen. Current research and clinical guidelines on venous and arterial ulcers are reviewed in this course. Complete healing of these chronic wounds is best achieved through an interprofessional approach. 

About the Course Author

Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 20 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 4/1/2021.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE753
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of arterial and venous ulcers.; Discuss the major diagnostic and treatment objectives for arterial and venous ulcers.; Distinguish the synergy and improved patient outcomes resulting from interprofessional teamwork and team-based care in the management of vascular wounds.; Identify distinguishing clinical features for identification of arterial and venous ulcers.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Assessing Venous and Arterial Ulcers
    Glenda’s Story
    Etiology and Pathophysiology of Venous Ulcers
    Etiology and Pathophysiology of Arterial Ulcers
    Assessment of Lower Extremity Ulcers
    Characteristics of Venous Ulcers
    Characteristics of Arterial Ulcers
    Diagnostics
    Section 3: Treatment
    Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers
    Treatment of Venous Ulcers
    Treatment of Arterial Ulcers
    Interprofessional Roles in Ulcer Healing
    Section 4: Clinical Vignette
    Chip’s Story
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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