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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2018

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European Class compression hosiery: a new range of garments

European Class compression hosiery: a new range of garments
Wound Care

Article topics: Adore® range, Compression hosiery, Disease progression, Venous and lymphatic disorders, Wound Care

Compression hosiery is the mainstay of maintenance therapy to prevent recurrence of symptoms for those with venous and lymphatic disorders. Choosing the right type of hosiery is essential to ensure that the garment meets the patient’s needs and to facilitate concordance. Resources such as the CHROSS checker tool can be valuable in the selection process. Adore® (L&R) is a European Class range of compression hosiery which is suitable for those with oedema and mild–moderate symptoms of venous disease. It was evaluated in University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, yielding positive outcomes for all patients. It is effective in containing chronic oedema and, due to its sheen, will potentially facilitate concordance for those wishing to wear a more attractive garment.