Compression bandaging for soft tissue injury of the ankle: a literature review
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Compression bandaging for soft tissue injury of the ankle: a literature review

Anita Pollard Senior sister, MA healthcare management is senior nurse and modern matron both in the emergency department of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Essex
Gerard Cronin Senior nurse and modern matron, Emergency department of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Essex

There is little evidence to support the use of compression bandaging for soft tissue injury of the ankle, yet the practice is common in emergency departments. Nurses need to review their management of this type of injury, say ANITA POLLARD and GERARD CRONIN

Emergency care has evolved rapidly since The NHS Plan (Department of Health 2000) provided the initiative to re-examine the organisation and delivery of health care in the UK.

Emergency Nurse. 13, 6, 20-25. doi: 10.7748/en2005.10.13.6.20.c1218

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