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Diagnosis and treatment of venous leg ulcers

Werchek, Susan MSN, ANP, CWS, COCN

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

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.

In Brief

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.

Author Information

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

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