WOUND & SKIN CARE: Using compression therapy for venous insufficiency
LINDA GALVAN RN, APN, CWOCN, BSN

$3.95
Nursing2014
December 2005 
Volume 35  Number 12
Pages 24 - 25
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT


GALVAN, LINDA RN, APN, CWOCN, BSN

IN MY PREVIOUS ARTICLE (see Assessing Venous Ulcers and Venous Insufficiency” in the November issue of Nursing2005 ), I described assessment of venous insufficiency and venous ulcers. Now let's look at compression therapy, the gold standard of treatment for these conditions. Remember that compression therapy can't be used in patients who also have arterial insufficiency, and can be used only with caution in patients with mild arterial disease.

Many types of compression therapy are available: multilayered elastic compression wraps, elastic compression stockings, pneumatic compression devices, and multilayer bandaging systems (typically two-, three-, or four-layer).

Compression therapy reduces blood backflow in the veins and helps the calf muscles propel blood back toward the heart. For ambulatory patients, a multilayered elastic compression wrap or multilayered bandage wrap is best.

Two-layer wraps, such as the ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member