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Assessment and good technique are key to effective compression therapy

Karen LayFlurrie, RGN, DPSN.Staff Nurse and Tissue Viability Support Nurse at West Herfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustWith the extension of nursing roles to encompass specialist skills, wound-care nurses are among those who have been given greater responsibility. Their role now covers the application of compression therapy, which has been cited as the most desirable treatment for managing patients with venous leg ulceration (Mear and Moffatt, 2002).

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