Venous Leg Ulcers: Pretest

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Pretest Quizzes & Trivia

Before watching the videos, take this short pre-test to assess your basic understanding of venous leg ulcers. The pretest is just for your self-assessment - you will not be graded. Note: If you've already taken the pretest on a previous visit to this CEU, you don't need to take it again.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    With proper management, most venous leg ulcers will …
    • A. 

      Heal in a matter of days

    • B. 

      Heal in a matter of weeks

    • C. 

      Heal in a matter of months

    • D. 

      Never heal

  • 2. 
    Venous leg ulcers are caused by …
    • A. 

      Old age

    • B. 

      The after effects of a stroke

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Chronic high pressure in the leg veins

  • 3. 
    Venous leg ulcers are
    • A. 

      Slow to heal

    • B. 

      Rare among people below the age of 60

    • C. 

      Found primarily among factory workers

    • D. 

      Rare among men

  • 4. 
    Venous leg ulcers may …
    • A. 

      Cause pain

    • B. 

      Have a foul odor

    • C. 

      Produce a lot of drainage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The underlying cause of venous leg ulcers is …
    • A. 

      Poor posture causing pinched and restricted leg veins

    • B. 

      Poor eating habits causing nutrient deficiencies in the legs

    • C. 

      Chronic venous hypertension

    • D. 

      Minor skin wounds on the lower leg that are allowed to become infected

  • 6. 
    A person with a venous leg ulcer should …
    • A. 

      Stand as much as possible to encourage more blood flow to the legs.

    • B. 

      Sit as much as possible to relieve strain on the legs.

    • C. 

      Elevate the legs as much as possible to encourage blood flow out of the legs.

    • D. 

      Elevate the head of the bed while sleeping to increase venous pressure in the legs.

  • 7. 
    A person with a venous leg ulcer should …
    • A. 

      Avoid walking since the jarring effect of taking steps disrupts the wound healing process.

    • B. 

      Walk often since walking promotes better blood flow.

    • C. 

      Walking has no effect on venous leg ulcers.

    • D. 

      Remove compression bandages or stockings when walking to avoid excessive pressure reduction.

  • 8. 
    The primary purpose of compression stockings is to …
    • A. 

      Promote better posture

    • B. 

      Improve personal appearance and self-esteem

    • C. 

      Prevent ankle injury

    • D. 

      Improve blood flow in the legs.

  • 9. 
    A one-way valve ….
    • A. 

      Is used to debride deep wounds

    • B. 

      Keeps IV fluids from going the wrong way during wound healing

    • C. 

      Keeps blood from going the wrong way in veins

    • D. 

      Is easily repaired or replaced when it stops working

  • 10. 
    A warning sign of poor blood flow in the leg veins is …
    • A. 

      Varicose veins

    • B. 

      Swelling of the legs after standing

    • C. 

      Pain after standing

    • D. 

      All of the above