Development and evaluation of a hosiery selection algorithm in an acute and community healthcare NHS Trust

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Sykes, R. (2013) Development and evaluation of a hosiery selection algorithm in an acute and community healthcare NHS Trust. Wounds UK, 9 (4). pp. 30-35. ISSN 17466814 (ISSN)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The use of compression hosiery is widespread within the community and hospital setting and is an essential component of lower limb maintenance and prevention. Compression is the cost-effective therapy that heals venous ulceration, prevents recurrence and contains chronic oedema, thus significantly affecting patient's clinical outcomes as well as financial outcomes. The knowledge and skills of the clinician are important in ensuring appropriate selection and fitting of compression hosiery. The increasing range of compression options, including the availability of European classification, has compounded the difficulty in choosing due to differences between various options. This could lead to inappropriate choice, thus providing poor clinical and financial outcomes. The development of a hosiery selection algorithm can assist the clinician in appropriate selection of hosiery for the prevention and management of lower limb ulceration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compression, Hosiery, Selection, article, classification algorithm, clinical practice, compression bandage, compression therapy, deep vein thrombosis, health care personnel, hosiery selection algorithm, human, leg ulcer, medical audit, normal human, questionnaire, recurrent disease
Subjects: B700 Nursing
G400 Computer Science
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:09
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 10:09
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3086

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Research

In this section...