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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | November 2013

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Management of venous leg ulcers: assess, dress and compress

Management of venous leg ulcers: assess, dress and compress
Wound Management

Pages: 88 - 95

Article topics: Assess, Compress, Dress, Learning Zone, Venous leg ulcers, Wound Care

Venous leg ulcers are a common problem in the community, with which nurses should be familiar if they are to combat the pain, social isolation and depression that accompany this debilitating condition.

It is important that community nurses know how to assess, diagnose and treat leg ulcers, as well as being familiar with the different types of compression available.

If community nurses apply the information contained in this article, as well as completing the associated online test, they will be better equipped to provide evidence-based care and advice for patients living with venous leg ulceration.