Self-Study | Successful Wound Care - When Leg Ulcers Are More Than Skin Deep

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When Leg Ulcers
are More than
Skin Deep

This course covers pyoderma gangrenosum and its variants, livedoid vasculopathy, and how to identify ulcers from underlying autoimmune causes. 

The course is part of the Successful Wound Care series, which was recorded in November 2011 at a conference provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include a video presentation and handouts.

Publish Date: August 1, 2012. This course will be available for three years from this date.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other interested health care professionals in all settings including acute, ambulatory, home health, hospice, long-term, rehabilitation and transitional care.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  • Recognize pyoderma gangrenosum and its variants.
  • Describe livedoid vasculopathy.
  • Identify ulcers from underlying autoimmune causes.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.30 Contact hours

Nicholas Compton, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Dermatology, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

Available Credit

  • 1.30 Contact hours


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