Pain, ulcerations, leathery appearance, dark pigmentation , edema, ulcers usually occurs around medial aspect of ankle Assessment • Pain and relief measures; predisposing factors; inspection of ulcerated areas: size, location, conduction of skin, color, temperature; pedal pulses, edema The Cardiovascular System 163
Venous Stasis Ulcers Diagnostic Tests • Venography and Doppler ultrasound Medical Management • Promote wound healing, prevent infection, diet, debridement, compression to affected areas; Unna’s paste boot Nursing Interventions • Promote wound healing, comfort, maintain peripheral tissue perfusion, prevent infection, patient teaching The Cardiovascular System 164
Additional Resources The Heart, Part 1 - Under Pressure: Crash Course A&P #25: • The Heart, Part 2 - Heart Throbs: Crash Course A&P #26: • Blood Vessels, Part 1 - Form and Function: Crash Course A&P #27: • Blood Vessels, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #28: • The Cardiovascular System 165
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