Use and application of graduated elastic compression stockings
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Use and application of graduated elastic compression stockings

Linda Walker Head of nursing, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester
Sue Lamont Clinical procurement and risk management co-ordinator, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester

As part of Nursing Standards clinical skills series, this article discusses how to apply graduated elastic compression stockings, which are used as a prophylactic method to prevent deep vein thrombosis and its more serious complication, pulmonary embolism.

Nursing Standard. 21, 42,41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.06.21.42.41.c4574

Correspondence

linda.walker@hhtr.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review