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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | May 2015

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Ask the expert: How to prevent leg ulcer recurrence when moving into compression hosiery?

Ask the expert: How to prevent leg ulcer recurrence when moving into compression hosiery?
Ask the expert

Article topics: leg ulcer hosiery, Leg ulcers, maintenance compression hosiery, maintenance hosiery

Once patients’ leg ulcers are healed, it is recommended that you move them from compression bandaging into leg ulcer hosiery kits or maintenance hosiery. But nurses often have difficulty in getting patients to comply with long-term hosiery use — which does require a lot of commitment — and ulcers often return. We asked Leanne Atkin, vascular nurse specialist at Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust, how to ensure that your patients keep healing and remain healed when they move into maintenance compression hosiery.