Use of Doppler ultrasound in leg ulrer assessment
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Use of Doppler ultrasound in leg ulrer assessment

Colin Davies Leg Ulcer Nurse Specialist, Vascular Research Laboratory, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucestershire

Adequate patient assessment Is the most Important element of chronic wound management, and the use of holistic techniques enables practitioners to make Informed clinical judgements. Doppler ultrasound is integral to the holistic assessment of leg ulcers. This article reviews the procedure for measuring ankle/brachial pressure indices using Doppler ultrasound and outlines various diagnostic tests that employ the Doppler principle.

Nursing Standard. 15, 44,72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.


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