Chronic Venous Insufficiency or Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) is not a new disease, but it was not recognized as a specialty until just recently. The way we treat veins have come a long way in the past 20 years. The “stripping” and “ligation” procedures prevalent in the past and known to leave unattractive scars are now being replaced with laser technology in the form of Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA). It has minimal to no residual scarring and is done in the office under local anesthesia. The heavy, unattractive hosiery is now replaced with lighter compression hose that are available in a variety of colors and styles.
Published by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC
Terri Morrison was the co-founder of Morrison Vein Institute since 1995. Terri has spent the last 20 years as a vein care speaker on marketing, sclerotherapy and compression both nationally and internationally. She was an early activist for nursing in the ACP, Program and Section Chair of the Nursing Section, and co-authored the Fundamentals of Phlebology Nursing manual. Terri was also a Maricopa County burn unit, ICU and ER trauma nurse for over 22 years; marketing for 20 years; community college instructor; and piloted airplanes for 14 years before starting the vein business. Passionate is her favorite word. Passionate about her family including kids and grandkids, treating veins, compression (ACP delegate to the International Compression club), leading volunteer medical trips to South America, taking care of her office and colleagues for 21 years and travelling. Now I’ve started a new Consulting Company to help providers and patients learn Sclerotherapy, Compression stockings, garments, Velcro wraps for edematous legs. Also I lecture internationally on compression, marketing, and face- hand- leg- feet- chest vein Sclerotherapy. I travel to Vein clinics to teach hands on Sclerotherapy and Compression techniques. View all posts by Terri Morrison Consulting LLC