Nurses' knowledge about venous leg ulcer care: a literature review.

  title={Nurses' knowledge about venous leg ulcer care: a literature review.},
  author={Minna Yl{\"o}nen and Minna Stolt and Helena Leino-Kilpi and Riitta Suhonen},
  journal={International nursing review},
  volume={61 2},
INTRODUCTION There is an increasing prevalence of venous leg ulcers coinciding with increasing older people populations. They are therefore important health problems, which restrict daily activities and incur high costs. BACKGROUND Efficient and comprehensive nursing care for people with venous leg ulcers requires knowledge of causes, presentations and characteristics, the effects that venous leg ulcers have on individuals and nursing care with evidence-based treatment. AIM To identify the… CONTINUE READING


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