Article: PDF OnlyCoats Ursula MSN RN CETNCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: August 1998 - p 14-23 Buy Abstract As our society ages, critical care nurses will increasingly be exposed to patients with a variety of wounds. One of the most challenging wounds to manage is the venous ulcer, a complication of venous insufficiency. This article will summarize the prevention and management of venous ulcers in a comprehensive and research-based manner. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.