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)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-05 - medical sciences > CAH02-05-01 - medical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 07:29
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:28

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