Registered Nurse (RN)
Medical Surgical Nursing & Pathophysiology
Vascular Disorders
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Interventions

Master Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Interventions with Picmonic for Nursing RN

With Picmonic, facts become pictures. We've taken what the science shows - image mnemonics work - but we've boosted the effectiveness by building and associating memorable characters, interesting audio stories, and built-in quizzing.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Interventions

Recommended Picmonics

picmonic thumbnail
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Assessment
picmonic thumbnail
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
picmonic thumbnail
Arterial Ulcer Assessment
picmonic thumbnail
Arterial Ulcer Interventions
picmonic thumbnail
Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Interventions

Crone bound by Vines
Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when leg veins and valves fail to maintain blood movement. This can lead to the development of venous stasis ulcers, which are painful and debilitating. In order to promote healing and prevent ulcer recurrence, patients should avoid sitting for long periods of time, use elastic compression stockings, and apply appropriate wound dressings.
Frequently Elevate Legs
Frequent Elevation of Legs around the clock

Frequent elevation of the legs helps to promote blood flow from the veins of the lower legs, decreasing venous stasis and its complications.

Avoid Standing/Sitting for Long Periods of Time
Avoiding Standing and Sitting at Long Clock

Patients should avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, where the leg is in a dependent position. This promotes pooling of venous blood and exaggerates venous insufficiency. Avoiding prolonged sitting and standing positions and elevating the legs above the level of the heart reduces edema.

Elastic Compression Stockings
Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are essential for chronic venous insufficiency treatment. These come in various forms, including elastic support bandages, velcro wraps, sequential compression devices, and multilayer compression bandages. Be sure to assess the peripheral pulses prior to applying any type of compression therapy.

Bilayer Artificial Skin
Bilayered Artsy-fish Skin-suit-man

Bilayer artificial skin, Orcel or Apligraf, is used with compression therapy to promote healing more than a simple dressing with compression. Grafts can also be used to replace damaged skin.


Daflon is a more advanced therapy, which is an oral multivitamin. It is a micronized purified flavonoid fraction, which helps ulcer healing and is given with compression therapy.

Wound Dressings
Wound being Dressed

Use of proper wound dressings helps to heal these ulcers and prevents their recurrence. These can be antimicrobial dressings, but can be hydrocolloid dressings, or dressings that are applied with hydrogel.

Proper Foot and Leg Care
Caring for Foot and Leg with Lotion

Patients should have proper foot and leg care to avoid additional trauma. Lotions should be applied to moisturize the skin, which also helps to prevent itching and cracking of the skin. Clean dressings should be used, and products with additives should be avoided in order to prevent venous dermatitis.


Take the Chronic Venous Insufficiency (Venous Stasis Ulcer) Interventions Quiz

Picmonic's rapid review multiple-choice quiz allows you to assess your knowledge.

It's worth every penny

Our Story Mnemonics Increase Mastery and Retention

Memorize facts with phonetic mnemonics

Unforgettable characters with concise but impactful videos (2-4 min each)

Memorize facts with phonetic mnemonics

Ace Your Registered Nurse (RN) Classes & Exams with Picmonic:

Over 1,880,000 students use Picmonic’s picture mnemonics to improve knowledge, retention, and exam performance.

Choose the #1 Registered Nurse (RN) student study app.

Picmonic for Registered Nurse (RN) covers information that is relevant to your entire Registered Nurse (RN) education. Whether you’re studying for your classes or getting ready to conquer your NCLEX®-RN, Hesi, ATI, TEAS test, Kaplan exams, we’re here to help.

Works better than traditional Registered Nurse (RN) flashcards.

Research shows that students who use Picmonic see a 331% improvement in memory retention and a 50% improvement in test scores.