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/ns2001.07.15.44.72.c3061Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review