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Leg ulcers - red flag symptoms

Leg ulcers - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


April 1, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh discusses the causes of leg ulcers, examination and initial investigations, and highlights red flag symptoms warranting further investigation. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include taking a good vascular history, and advice for patients with diabetes.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a history from a patient with a leg ulcer
  • Conduct an examination and initial investigations
  • Consider the cause or causes of the ulcer
  • Refer for further investigation as appropriate
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh


    This is a non-accredited exam provided by and a score of 100% is required to claim the 0.5 credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is a recommendation based on completing the exam, reflecting on what has been learnt and planning learning outcomes. Participants may claim less than the recommended value if less time has been spent learning.

    This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all test questions, completed all sections and received your certificate. This will be saved as a PDF on within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required