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.
Nursing Standard. 19, 32,65-72. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.32.65.c3849
Published in print: 20 April 2005Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review