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Arterial Insufficiency and Ulceration: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Sieggreen, Mary Y. APRN, CVN; Kline, Ronald A. MD, FACS, FAHA

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide physicians and nurses with an overview of the pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of arterial insufficiency and ulceration.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in managing patients with arterial insufficiency and ulceration.

OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the lower extremity arterial system and the pathophysiology of arterial ulcers.

2. Describe the assessment and diagnosis of arterial insufficiency and ulceration.

3. Identify treatment options and teaching considerations for patients with arterial insufficiency and ulceration.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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