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Best Practice Statement holistic management of venous leg ulceration

The guideline is to help ensure consistent clinical practices in assessing and managing people with venous leg ulcers.It provides clear guidance based on relevant

Author: Expert working group
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: November 27th, 2016

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Clinical and cost-effectiveness of compression hosiery versus compression bandages in treatment of venous leg ulcers (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV, VenUS IV): a randomised controlled trial

The RCT found leg ulcer hosiery kits (Activa's was included in the trial) have equivalent healing rates as 4L bandages and fewer patient whose ulcers healed wearing kits recurred.

Author: Ashby et al
Publication: The Lancet
Date: October 4th, 2015

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Adopting a new model for leg ulcer care

Hosiery kits are suggested as the first line treatment for leg ulcers. Based on the VenUS IV trial findings hosiery kits have associated economical, clinical and patient benefits.

Author: Wounds UK
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: October 2nd, 2015

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Compression hosiery kits for the treatment of venous leg ulceration

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

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Best Practice Statement Compression hosiery

To guide practice and encourage a consistent and cohesive approach to care, this best practice statement covers the following areas of concern to HCPs who work with patients who use compression hosiery

Author: Jackie Stephen-Haynes et al
Publication: Wounds UK
Date: March 1st, 2015

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USING A LEG ULCER HOSIERY KIT TO MEET COMPLEX NEEDS IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT: DRIVING WOUND-CARE IMPROVEMENT IN HMP LEEDS

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

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How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient

This article looks at how compression hosiery can manage and prevent venous leg problems, the difference between British and European standard hosiery and concordance.

Author: JCN Learning Zone
Publication: Journal of Community Nursing
Date: October 1st, 2014

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A study in the prevention of ulcer recurrence and the effectiveness of the Activa 40mmHg hosiery kit

10 patients with recurrent ulcers for last 5 years. 4L bandages had been ineffective and class 3 stockings difficult to get on. Leg ulcer hosiery kit popular with wearers,prevented recurrence, easy to apply.

Author: Maggie Drosso, District Nurse Bixter Health Centre, Shetland
Publication: Poster presentation, EWMA conference, Glasgow, 2007
Date: May 1st, 2007

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Leg ulcer management using a compression hosiery treatment kit in a leg club setting

2 patients find the Activa Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit easy to apply themselves.

Author: A Lister
Publication: EWMA Glasgow 2007
Date: May 1st, 2007

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The patient journey:evidence into clinical practice

Author: Margaret Armitage
Publication: Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow - May 2007
Date: May 1st, 2007

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The advantages of the Activa 40mmHg Hosiery Kit

Compression bandages usually used for treatment of venous leg ulcers. Some patients may prefer less bulky, obvious treatment and have the hosiery kit instead.

Author: Nelson A, Bradley L, Patton J, Coulter M, Murdoch V
Publication: Poster presentation, WMAI Conference, Belfast, Sept 2005
Date: September 1st, 2005

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