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WOCNext 2020 Reimagined

405 - LEVD Update

Jun 7, 2020 3:15pm ‐ Jun 7, 2020 4:15pm



This session will provide attendees with the latest recommendations from the 4th edition of the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD), updated from a systematic search of databases and a systematic review and synthesis of literature published August 2010 through December 2017. The review included studies reporting primary data relevant to LEVD and venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and specific therapies or diagnostic modalities. A summary of the recommendations for assessment, prevention and management of LEVD and VLU risk reduction, wound management, compression therapy, adjunctive therapies, medications, nutrition, surgical options, and patient education and health care follow-up will be presented along with level and quality of evidence, and benefit/effectiveness/harm classification for all recommendations.


  • Mrs. Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON, MSN, RN, CWON, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and PhD Studies, Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing

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