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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | September 2018

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Understanding compression: part 3 — compression hosiery stockings and adjustable compression wraps

Understanding compression: part 3 — compression hosiery stockings and adjustable compression wraps
Wound Care

Article topics: Adjustable compression wraps, Compression hosiery, Leg ulceration, Wound Care

The third in this four-part series about understanding compression explores the use of both compression hosiery and adjustable compression wraps. The case for early intervention, as well as the need to see compression as a lifelong treatment for those diagnosed with venous disease, are also discussed. In addition, the differences and similarities, advantages and limitations of compression hosiery stockings, two-layer compression hosiery kits and adjustable wraps will be deconstructed.