• Skin Ulcers

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    #499: Skin Ulcers
    December 2020

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    In This Edition

    • Describe strategies to prevent pressure, venous leg, and arterial ulcers.
    • Summarize the diagnosis and initial evaluation of patients with chronic lower extremity ulcers.
    • Discuss the approach to management of pressure, venous leg, and arterial ulcers.
    • Describe the differences among various types of primary and secondary wound dressings.
    • Discuss topical and oral pharmacotherapies that improve healing and manage symptoms in patients with skin ulcers.
    • Identify and manage infected skin ulcers.
    • Describe indications for skin grafting and reconstructive surgery for patients with pressure, venous leg, and arterial ulcers.
    • Diagnose patients with critical limb ischemia and refer for revascularization when appropriate.

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