Venous Insufficiency

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (52 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

7

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

14 Feb 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that encompasses several pathological changes (eg, lower extremity edema, skin trophic changes, and discomfort) secondary to venous hypertension. Chronic venous insufficiency is a prevalent disease process around the world. Disability associated with chronic venous insufficiency contributes to a diminished quality of life and loss of work productivity. In most cases, the underlying cause is incompetent venous valves. Each year, approximately 150,000 new patients are diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency, and nearly $500 million is used in the care of these patients. If left untreated, CVI is usually progressive and leads to postphlebitic syndrome and venous ulcers.

The approach to CVI management involves several different strategies, including conservative therapies (eg, compression, elevation, and exercise), pharmacologic treatments, and more invasive procedures (eg, sclerotherapy, endovenous laser or radiofrequency ablation, or surgical ligation). Delayed treatment can result in a more rapid disease progression, leading to complications including venous ulcers, infection, and deep vein thrombosis. This activity for healthcare professionals aims to enhance learners' competence in selecting appropriate diagnostic tests, managing chronic venous insufficiency, and fostering effective interprofessional teamwork to improve outcomes.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Assess the various etiologies and risk factors for chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Identify the clinical features of chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Select the appropriate management approach for chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Implement interprofessional team strategies to improve care and optimize outcomes for patients affected by chronic venous insufficiency.

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  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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