Use of compression hosiery in venous leg ulceration.

June Jones, E Andrea Nelson

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Abstract

Venous leg ulceration is a common problem in older people that adversely affects their quality of life. It is also a major cause of morbidity for many patients in hospital and community settings. Patients experience considerable pain and distress as a result of this condition and annual costs to the NHS are high. However, good nursing management and the correct use of compression therapy can lead to faster healing rates (Effective Health Care 1997), and reduced nursing time. This article discusses the use of compression hosiery in the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Standard
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

Keywords

  • leg ulcers
  • quality assurance
  • wounds

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