Audit of the use of compression hosiery in two NHS Trusts
Stephen-Haynes, J. and Sykes, R. (2013) Audit of the use of compression hosiery in two NHS Trusts. Wounds UK, 9 (1). pp. 16-20. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)Full text not available from this repository.
Background: Compression therapy is integral in the treatment and prevention of venous and lymphovenous disorders. Methods: An audit of 42 nurses from Worcestershire Health and Care Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust was conducted to identify factors influencing decision making when selecting compression hosiery. Results: The most common reason given for using compression hosiery was to prevent ulcer recurrence, and the majority reported using British Standard off-the-shelf hosiery. Nurses were most likely to have their compression hosiery selection influenced by patient concordance. Conclusion: While there was evidence of sound practice, particularly in terms of the use of compression hosiery to prevent chronic venous disease progression, this study highlights a need for practice development and education for nurses in the use and selection of compression hosiery.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Chronic oedema, Compression hosiery, Prevention, article, classification, clinical decision making, compression stocking, compression therapy, cost control, human, leg ulcer, lymphedema, medical audit, national health service, normal human, nurse attitude, nursing competence, nursing education, nursing practice, patient attitude, practice guideline, recurrent disease, treatment indication, United Kingdom, varicosis, wound care|
|Subjects:||B800 Medical Technology|
|Divisions:||UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy|
|Depositing User:||Hussen Farooq|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2017 07:29|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2017 07:29|
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