Venous and arterial leg ulcers
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Venous and arterial leg ulcers

Janice Cameron Senior Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist for leg ulcers, Department of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

This article describes and differentiates between venous and arterial leg ulcers and their management. The assessment is worth five RCN CEPs. It relates to UKCC professional development categories: care enhancement and reducing risk

The aim of this article is to distinguish between venous and arterial (ischaemic) leg ulcers and to develop the nurse's knowledge in their diagnosis, management and prevention. After reading the article the nurse should be able to:

Nursing Standard. 9, 26, 25-32. doi: 10.7748/ns.9.26.25.s29

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