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DPT Wound Care

Wound Care

Ischemic etiology Arterial insufficiency
Ischemic Location Distal to medial malleolus
Ischemic pain Severe; nocturnal
Ischemic pain; relieved by... Dependency
Ischemic bleeding Little or none
Ischemic lesion characteristics Regular edge
Ischemic: associated findings Trophic skin changes
Venous stasis etiology Chronic venous insufficiency
Venous stasis location Proximal to medial malleolus
Venous stasis pain Mild
Venous stasis pain; relieved by... Elevation
Venous stasis bleeding Darker, or maroon ooze
Venous stasis lesion characteristics Shallow, irregular shape
Venous stasis associated findings Stasis dermatitis
Granulation in venous stasis Granulating base
Granulation in ischemic Poor granulating tissue
Pulses in venous stasis Palpable pulses
Pulses in ischemic Absent pulses
Goals for dressings for ischemic Keep wound free from infection (if going for surgery), or you can debride, maintain moisture balance, promote healing
Goals for venous stasis Address drainage and moisture
Created by: drayerk