he ActiLymph hosiery kit provides 40mmHg compression for healing leg ulcers with oedema. The two layer kit is suitable for healing ulcers and for patients suffering from chronic oedema.
Activa’s leg ulcer hosiery kit is a hosiery alternative to bandages for healing leg ulcers. Two stockings are worn one on top of the other. A 10mmHg liner followed by a below knee, open toed class 2 European. Classification garment (23-32mmHg). The combined compression allows leg ulcer healing without the bulk of bandages. Suitable post healing for patients with a history of leg ulcer reoccurrence.
Not everyone with a leg ulcer is suitable for the hosiery kit and some people may need to wear bandages. It will depend on the size and shape of your leg and the ulcer.
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The question discussed by by Joy is:How can I improve leg ulcer care when faced with increasing service demands?
Author: Joy Tickle, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: February 1st, 2015
Allun has bilateral leg ulcers, a Activa Leg Ulcer Kit was used successfully to reduce his ulcers and improve his well being. The kit was used following the VenUs IV study highlighting cost and clinical benefits.
Author: Sian Dilon, Michelle Eaglen
Publication: Harrogate Poster
Date: November 14th, 2014
A CPD article on hosiery kits, answering what they are, which patients they suit and the supporting clinical evidence.
Author: Journal of General Practice Nursing
Publication: Journal of General Practice Nursing
Date: May 1st, 2015