Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Obtaining Ulcer History

  • Information relating to ulcer history should be documented in a structured format.
  • Information collected should include the following:
    • The year first ulcer occurred.
    • Site of ulcer and of any previous ulcers.
    • Number of previous episodes of ulceration.
    • Length of time taken to heal in previous episodes.
    • Length of time with no recurrence of ulcers.
    • Past treatment methods (both successful and unsuccessful).
    • Previous operations on venous system.
    • Previous and current use of compression hosiery.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
Point of Care Resources