Case study: obesity, genital oedema and lower limb compression bandaging

Lister, L. and Noble-Jones, R. (2017) Case study: obesity, genital oedema and lower limb compression bandaging. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22(Sup10), S21-S25. (doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.Sup10.S21) (PMID:28961050)

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present an evidenced based rationale for lymphoedema compression bandaging one aspect of treatment for a patient with complex lower limb lymphoedema. The current health care climate requires treatment decisions to be transparent based on the best available evidence. The challenge faced by community nurses is to formulate treatment plans which incorporate the patients’ preferences and best utilise limited resources provided by clinical environments. The article appraises research in order to formulate a suitable treatment plan and provides discussion and reflection regarding the challenges faced by the nursing profession in achieving evidence based practice. Evidence based practice is beneficial in formulating patient centred and cost effective treatment plans, developing competence is not straightforward, however clinical guidelines can provide much needed guidance.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Supplement: Chronic Oedema.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Noble-Jones, Dr Rhian
Authors: Lister, L., and Noble-Jones, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:British Journal of Community Nursing
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN:1462-4753
Published Online:29 September 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 MA Healthcare Limited
First Published:First published in British Journal of Community Nursing 22(Sup10): S21-S25
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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