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Leg Ulcer Care: Should we be Washing the Legs and Taking Time for Effective Skin Care? (Debate)

White, Richard, Linday, E.T., Fletcher, J., Drewery, K. and Cooper, R. (2016) Leg Ulcer Care: Should we be Washing the Legs and Taking Time for Effective Skin Care? (Debate). Wounds UK, 12 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 1746-6814

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Abstract

The article presents a debate regarding the issues related to the practice of washing and/or cleansing as part of effective skin care of patients with ulceration of the lower limb. Topics discussed include the Leg Club approach, the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust Community Leg Ulcer Clinics and the infection control risks associated with leg washing and feet with ulceration. The effective skin care of patients with ulceration of the lower limb involves washing (Lindsay, 2007; Stephens and Lindsay, 2008). This is not new information having been widely recommended in the literature for decades (David, 1986; Hampton and Collins, 2004; White, 2014).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetic foot, foot ulcer, infection control, infection risk, leg ulcer, skin integrity, leg ulcer therapy, wound care methods, debate
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Richard White
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2019 17:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 17:31
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8477

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