JCN Online Journals
Welcome the the Journal section of JCN Online. Here you can view every article from the current Journal of Community Nursing.
There are also extensive back issues available.
Using an adjustable compression device to manage venous leg ulcers
This article focuses on the work of a team of community nurses running a primary care drop-in centre. As well as a full range of clinic services, the team sees a lot of leg ulcer patients for compression bandaging. A common problem with traditional compression bandaging is the amount of time that community nurses have to spend on the procedure, as well as the dangers of maintaining pressure and bandage slippage between dressing appointments, which can result in discomfort for patients and even skin damage in some cases. This also has implications for patient concordance. This article looks at a review by the team of a new compression system (juxtacures®; medi UK), which offers measurable and adjustable compression and a greater involvement by patients in their own care, which in turn can minimise the time nurses need to spend on dressing changes.