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The use of compression hosiery in the care of leg ulcers

24 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Tissue viability

Graduated compression hosiery is regarded as a prerequisite for the prevention of of venous leg ulceration re-occurrence. It is also used prophylactically for the...

Leg ulceration: a review of causes and treatment

24 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Tissue viability

Studies in both the United Kingdom and Europe have indicated that approximately 1 per cent of the population will develop a leg ulcer during their life span (Morison...

Evaluation of a leg ulcer clinic

24 April 1996

Nursing Standard

Tissue viability

Approximately 17 per cent of the district nurses’ caseload at Greenford Green Clinic consisted of patients with leg ulcers. A large proportion of the nurses' time...

Living with leg ulcers: a patient’s personal experience

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

Ten years ago, I had never heard much of ulcers and I was fully mobile. In the last decade, however, I have developed all sorts of ailments but the one that bothers...

The provision of leg ulcer services by practice nurses

15 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As part of their implementation programme of leg ulcer guidelines, the group conducted a study of the caseload and attitudes and training of practice nurses with...

Low intensity laser therapy for chronic venous leg ulcers

06 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Ulceration of the lower extremities is one of the most important medicosocial problems (Skobelkin et al 1990). In this article, two case studies show that it is the...

Compression bandaging

06 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Compression therapy is an important element to the treatment of venous leg ulcers. The factors to be considered when applying compression bandage therapy are...

Treating leg ulcers with high pressure irrigation devices

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The management of chronic leg ulcers is extremely costly both financially and in terms of human suffering. Although all leg ulcers are colonised by microorganisms,...

Use of compression therapy in venous leg ulceration

23 October 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article describes the care of a patient with oedematous legs. It examines the issues related to adapting compression therapy to suit this patient, so that she...

Treating leg ulcers: the latest techniques

29 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Wound care

The concept of moist wound healing is frequently expounded in literature on chronic wounds (Hollinworth1992, Miller 1994, Turner 1991), as are criteria for the ideal...