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Compression therapy

Use of a prescribed exercise intervention as an adjunct to improve venous leg ulcer healing

This literature review explored the use of a PEI as an adjunct to improve VLU healing in housebound patients using compression therapy. The aim was to determine if an unsupervised PEI is beneficial to...

Nursing students' skills in applying short-stretch compression bandages using the control of compression bandaging score

Nurses' knowledge of VLUs and familiarity with compression therapy devices appears to be low (Heyer et al, 2017b; Duran-Saenz et al, 2022). In 2014, Ylönen et al (2014) conducted a systematic review...

Use of ankle–brachial pressure index to assess patient suitability for lower limb compression

The aim of this review is to critically review and analyse findings from contemporary literature to evaluate the effectiveness of the ABPI as a screening tool to assess patients' suitability for the...

Real-time image-sharing to educate a patient with lymphoedema on self-care: a case study

The study protocol was approved by the medical ethics committee of the University of Tokyo (#2020287NI) and the authors gained written consent from the patient..

Leg ulcer service provision in NHS hospitals

This audit aims to explore current leg ulcer services including the provision of compression therapy for inpatients affected by leg ulcers in hospitals..

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