Managing venous leg ulcers and oedema using compression hosiery
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Managing venous leg ulcers and oedema using compression hosiery

Joy Tickle Tissue viability nurse specialist, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Tissue Viability Service, Shropshire, England

Increasing demand for services and rising costs in the NHS have resulted in reduced consultation times and resources for clinicians when treating patients with compression therapy. This article emphasises the importance of considering alternative treatment approaches, while encouraging patient choice, independence and self-care. One alternative treatment is the use of compression hosiery kits for the management of venous leg ulceration and oedema.

Nursing Standard. 30, 8, 57-63. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.8.57.s49


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Conflict of interest

Funding for this article was provided by Activa Healthcare. The content of this article reflects the opinion of the author.

Received: 22 July 2015

Accepted: 21 August 2015

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