Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) often creates significant edema of the lower legs which can lead to skin breakdown and the creation of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). VLUs account for approximately 80% of chronic lower extremity wounds. Wounds from CVI affect a large and growing number of individuals, particularly older adults. The long-term care, sub-acute setting has a significant number of residents/patients with VLUs needing health care professionals who have the knowledge and skills to improve residents’/patients’ outcomes for healing. This program will review the best practice guidelines for assessment and treatment for CVI and the resulting VLUs.
Dr. Pamela Scarborough is the Director of Public Relations and Education for AMT. She is a physical therapist with over 35 years’ experience as a clinician, team leader, professional educator and mentor. In addition to holding a license to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas, Dr. Scarborough is board certified as a wound specialist (CWS). She presents nationally and internationally to multidisciplinary audiences in addition to publishing extensively on topics related to infection prevention and control, wound prevention and care, and diabetes management.
Continuing Education Information:
AMT Education Division is a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the California Board of Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15291.
This program is approved for 1 nursing contact hour by the California Board of Nursing.
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—approval #20210705-1-A63985-DL.