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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2014

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A compression bandage system that helps to promote patient wellbeing

A compression bandage system that helps to promote patient wellbeing
Wound Management

Pages: 25 - 32

Article topics: Compression bandage system, Leg ulcers, Quality of life, Wound Care

Compression bandages provide the mainstay of treatment for venous diseases and their sequellae of ulceration and oedema. Selection should depend not only on the effectiveness and cost of treatment, but also on patient acceptability. If correctly applied, compression bandages provide sustained graduated pressure. This article explores the negative impact that having a leg ulcer can have on patient quality of life and introduces a new, moisturising, odour-reducing inelastic two-layer compression bandaging system that aims to improve patient wellbeing and comfort which, in turn, promotes concordance.