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Diagnosis and treatment of venous leg ulcers

Werchek, Susan MSN, ANP, CWS, COCN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000390438.98004.be
Feature: VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Abstract: Treatment for venous leg ulcers has been extensively researched and well defined. The primary care practitioner who is able to recognize and appropriately treat these patients can help prevent months and sometimes years of suffering.

Treatment for venous leg ulcers has been extensively researched. An NP who is able to recognize and appropriately treat these patients can help prevent months and sometimes years of suffering.

Susan Werchek is an NP at St. Vincent Hospital, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Green Bay, Wis.

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