Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

An Assessment for a History of Venous Insufficiency

Family history of venous disease.
• Client history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
• Lower leg fracture or other major leg injury, previous vein surgery, varicose veins, or prior history of ulceration with/without use of compression stockings.
• History of episodes of chest pain, hemoptysis, or history of a pulmonary embolus.
• Lifestyle factors (e.g., sedentary lifestyle, chair-bound), obesity, poor nutrition.

Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
Point of Care Resources