1 CE hour
Compression from the Inside Out, Not the Outside In
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In this module, Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, discusses the role of compression in managing the physiological and biochemical conditions associated with venous leg ulcers and presents new evidence about the effects of compression materials. Risk factors for venous ulcers and the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency are also discussed.
Health care professionals in all care settings that treat patients with lower extremity venous and mixed disease.
Contact hour: 1.0 hour
1. Explain the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency and the role of lymphatics in managing tissue fluids
2. Discuss the role of compression in managing physiological and biochemical conditions associated with venous leg ulcers
3. Compare and contrast pressures from the inside out
4. Review the evidence and new findings about the effects of compression materials
5. Discuss compression considerations for at-risk patients
Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, serves as the Medical Director of the Institute for Advanced Wound Care and is Director of Wound Care Services at Baptist Medical Center South, both located in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to having a very active practice, he publishes and speaks extensively on the topic of wound care.
Dr. Treadwell is the Clinical Editor of WOUNDS Journal. He is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, having completed two terms on the Board of Directors and served as President. He is currently serving on the World Health Organization Committee, the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care, to develop wound education treatment guidelines for acute and chronic wounds in underdeveloped countries.