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.
A simple and effective solution to preventing recurrent venous leg ulcers
When trying to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers, many community nurses find it hard to get patients to concord with compression devices and techniques, particulary over the long term.
This article looks at a new adjustable Velcro compression device, juxtalite (part of the juxta® range; medi UK), which is designed to be simple to apply. It has built-in pressure system (BPSTM) that allows the nurse to accurately monitor the level of compression being applied to the limb, ensuring a therapeutic level of compression is maintained. Here, the author relates her own expreience of using the juxta system (in particular the juxalite version) through a series of case studies that show how the system aids patient concordance with treatment over an extended period of time.