Wound Care2019 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients With Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD) An Executive SummaryKelechi, Teresa J.; Brunette, Glenda; Bonham, Phyllis A.; Crestodina, Lea; Droste, Linda R.; Ratliff, Catherine R.; Varnado, Myra F.Author Information Primary Authors:Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Task Force Chair:Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DNAP, FAAN, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Task Force Members:Lea Crestodina, MSN, APRN, CWOCN, CDE, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida. Linda R. Droste, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CBIS, WOC Nurse, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Units, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia. Myra F. Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Advanced Wound Consulting, Metairie, Louisiana. Correspondence: Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DNAP, FAAN, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 3247 Seaborn Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society* *Wound Guidelines Task Force The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (JWOCNOnline.com). Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing: March/April 2020 - Volume 47 - Issue 2 - p 97-110 doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000622 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract This article provides an executive summary of the 2019 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD) published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). The executive summary presents an overview of the systematic process used to update and develop the guideline. It also lists the specific recommendations from the guideline for assessment, prevention, and management of LEVD and venous leg ulcers (VLUs). In addition, the guideline includes a new section regarding implementation of clinical practice guidelines. The LEVD guideline is a resource for WOC nurse specialists and other nurses, physicians, therapists, and health care professionals who work with adults who have or who are at risk for VLU. © 2020 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.