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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2015

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What are the benefits of using cohesive inelastic compression bandages in the community?

What are the benefits of using cohesive inelastic compression bandages in the community?
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Article topics: Chronic oedema, chronic venous insufficiency, Compression Therapy, Lymphoedema

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Compression therapy can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those with chronic venous insufficiency, chronic oedema and lymphoedema (Lymphoedema Framework, 2006; World Union of Wound Healing Societies [WUWHS], 2008). In particular, compression bandaging can facilitate wound healing and oedema reduction in the treatment phase of management, before further healing and maintenance with compression hosiery.