Assessment and management of patients with varicose veins
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Assessment and management of patients with varicose veins

Louise Allen Vascular nurse specialist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, London

Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins found in the legs. This article explores the anatomy and physiology of the venous system to assist nurses to assess, manage and treat patients with varicose veins.

Nursing Standard. 23, 23,49-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.02.23.23.49.c6801

Correspondence

louise.allen@imperial.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review