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Challenging passivity in venous leg ulcer care – the ABC model of management

Harding, Keith 2016. Challenging passivity in venous leg ulcer care – the ABC model of management. International Wound Journal 13 (6) , pp. 1378-1384. 10.1111/iwj.12608

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The under-utilisation of compression for venous leg ulcer (VLU) management translates into lost opportunities to heal wounds, improve patients' quality of life and maximise health care system efficiency. Although compression therapy is considered gold standard according to clinical guidelines, lack of clinician knowledge, unclear referral pathways, local unavailability of compression and patient unwillingness to receive compression, amongst other reasons, mean many candidates for compression do not receive appropriate treatment. This article presents a solution in the form of the ‘ABC model of VLU management, a simplified approach that challenges passivity in the current approach to VLU treatment and supports wider adoption of appropriate compression therapy systems.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: ABC model; Chronic venous insufficiency; Compression therapy; Venous leg ulcers
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1742-4801
Date of Acceptance: 6 April 2016
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 14:41

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