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Learning module: Stasis dermatitis and leg ulcers

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with stasis dermatitis and leg ulcers.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of stasis dermatitis

  • List treatment and preventive measures for stasis dermatitis

  • List the most frequent causes of leg ulcers and describe their presentations

  • Describe proper wound care and treatment of leg ulcers

  • Discuss when to refer a patient with leg ulcers to a specialist

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