WOCN Continuing Education

Lower Extremity Venous and Neuropathic Wound Guidelines

Jun 8, 2011 8:00am ‐ Jun 8, 2011 9:00am

Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2018

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2018

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
WOCN Society has published guidelines for the Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD) and separate guidelines for the Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND). This session will provide an overview of current scientific evidence regarding prevention, assessment, and management of wounds in patients with LEVD and LEND .

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

1. Identify four clinical features in performing assessment of LEVD wounds.
2. Discuss three risk factors for the development of LEVD wounds.
3. Describe three recommendations for the management of LEVD wounds.
4. Identify three clinical features in performing assessment of LEND wounds.
5. Discuss three clinical recommendations integral to LEND wound management.
6. Describe three recommendations for preventing Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA).

Teresa Kelechi, PhD, GCNS-BC, CWCN, Myra F. Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, Sharon L. Cohen, BSN, RN, CWCN, CWS, WCC, CLNC, Rita T. Earl, MN, RN-BC, CNS, CWCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:

- Karen A. Keaney Gluckman, MSN, RN, CWOCN is a consultant on the Medline Wound Care Advisory Board.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


Topic: Wound


  • 1.40 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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