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Published by Churchill Livingstone in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Leg -- Ulcers -- Nursing.,
  • Leg -- Ulcers -- Pathophysiology.,
  • Leg Ulcer -- physiopathology.,
  • Leg Ulcer -- nursing.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementChristine Moffatt, Peter Harper.
SeriesAccess to clinical education
ContributionsHarper, Peter, RGN, RNT.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC951 .M569 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 197 p. :
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL676634M
ISBN 100443055335
LC Control Number97022896
OCLC/WorldCa36990055

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programme in leg ulcer management at the Battersea Central Mission leg ulcer clinic working under the guidance of Dr Stanley Allen, Sister Pam Evans and the volunteer team. Through his dedication and example, I was inspired to take the late Dr Allan’s social patient centred approach to holistic wound management into my community nursing practice.   Leg Ulcer Management provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses treating patients with leg ulceration. It examines ulcer types and causes of leg ulceration 5/5(1). Leg Ulcer Workbook Version 2. Introduction. The aim of this introduction is to explain some of the information contained in this book. This workbook has been introduced as a result of the feedback from nurses who have previously attended the leg ulcer training organised by the Tissue Viability Size: KB. Epidemiology. A number of epidemiological studies of leg ulceration have been conducted in different Western countries and have found a similar prevalence of leg ulceration ranging from % to % of the population. These studies have confirmed that chronic venous disease is the commonest cause, representing approximately 65% of ulcers on the : Michael Stacey.

ABC of wound healing Venous and arterial leg ulcers Joseph E Grey, Stuart Enoch, Keith G Harding Venous ulceration Venous leg ulceration is due to sustained venous hypertension, which results from chronic venous insufficiency. In the normal venous system, pressure decreases with exercise as a result of the action of the calf muscle Size: KB. Pages Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the compression therapy in venous leg ulcers. Compression therapy is the basic treatment modality in venous leg ulcers that has been shown to be effective for healing ulcers and also for keeping them healed. A leg ulcer is simply a break in the skin of the leg, which allows air and bacteria to get into the underlying tissue. This is usually caused by an injury, often a minor one that breaks the skin. In most people such an injury will heal up without difficulty within a week or two. However, when there is an underlying problem the skin does not.   The venous leg ulcer (picture 1) is a particular kind of broke of the skin developed due to the poor function of veins. Such skin ulcers on legs (picture 2) are very difficult to heal and, if left untreated, can cause serious health conditions.5/5(4).

Leg ulcer: A loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot which takes more than six weeks to heal (Dale ). (available to book in-house via the electronic training database, the course is delivered by the Leg Ulcer, Dermatology and Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialists). File Size: KB. Venous Ulcers. One of the only books discussing new advances in venous ulcer therapy, Venous Ulcers provides a comprehensive look at the molecular biology and pathophysiology of venous ulcers. Arterial Ulcers Occur due to poor blood supply to the skin due to peripheral arterial disease; Venous Ulcers Occurs due to pooling of blood and waste products in the skin secondary to venous deficiency (varicose veins, DVT, phlebitis etc) Mixed ulcers A combination of arterial and venous disease causing the ulcer. Using a unique problem-based learning approach, this comprehensive, full-color reference features case studies that link theory to practice. Chapters are written by an international group of 35 contributors and edited by a team of U.K. experts. The depth and scope of the material makes this an ideal core reference text, and an excellent resource for both nurses and medical staff involved in.