Assessment and management of patients with leg ulcers
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Assessment and management of patients with leg ulcers

Caroline Dowsett Nurse consultant, Tissue viability, Newham Primary Care Trust, London

This article discusses the assessment and management of patients with leg ulcers, focusing on venous, arterial and mixed aetiology ulcers. Successful care planning should be based on working in partnership with patients in terms of offering choices that meet their clinical, quality-of-life and psychosocial needs.

Correspondence caroline.dowsett@newhampct.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 19, 32,65-72. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.32.65.c3849

Published in print: 20 April 2005

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review