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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2015

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How to improve the community care of leg ulcer patients

How to improve the community care of leg ulcer patients
Community nursing

Article topics: Community care, Compression, ktwo bandaging, Leg ulcers, Oedema, Wound Care

Venous leg ulcers make up a considerable part of the community nurse’s workload and the gold standard treatment is multilayered compression bandaging applied to cleansed and debrided lower limbs. The author of this piece looks at the background to leg ulcer development; as well as how to assess patients and the principles of prevention. This article also examines the KTwo® bandaging system (Urgo Medical), which has a built-in pressure indicator to ensure that application is both consistent and effective. The make-up of the twolayer system makes it as effective as four-layer systems without the associated bulk, which means that patients find it easier to wear.