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Aftercare of patients with healed venous leg ulcers

13 November 2008

Primary Health Care


A leg ulcer is loss of skin ‘below the knee, anywhere on the leg or foot which takes more than six weeks to heal’ (Dale et al 1983). Approximately 1 to 2 per cent of...

Managing tissue viability issues in patients with cancer approaching the end of life

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients with cancer who are approaching the end of life. Altered physiology as a...