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Confirm venous diagnosis by checking the pulses or measuring the ABPI.

In doubt, refer to a specialist.

If it is the first time this patient receives compression:

Make sure you explain them the VLU pathology and why they need to wear their compression bandages as instructed

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Before starting, make sure you have:
- Scissors
- Surgical tape

Ensure the leg is shaped to look like an inverted cone.

Verify that bandaging starts from the basis of the toes.

Make sure the heel is covered.

Make sure the overlap is correct. If you are right handed, no pressure indicator should be visible.

If you are left-handed, the wraps should start near the top of the indicators

Make sure the leg is well covered: there are no gaps, including at the back of the legs.

Make sure the pressure indicators are forming circles.

Ensure the bandage stopped 2 cm below the back of the knee, front and back.

Make sure there is a thin line of KTech appearing before the Kpress beige layer.

What about the other leg?
A patient treated for a venous leg ulcer or mixed leg ulcer with bandages on one leg might be at risk of developing one on the other leg in the future. To prevent this, wearing appropriate compression hosiery is recommended.

Learn more about our hosiery range on https://www.urgomedical.co.uk/ and https://measurego.co.uk/.

Ask your patient to closely monitor if they experience any discomfort, pain or skin reactions whilst wearing the product. If so, they should refer to their healthcare professional as soon as possible.

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How to check the pulses?

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The good application checklist

The heel should be fully covered by the bandages, as in the photos below

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You should see a cuff of fluff at toes and below the knee

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What tips can I give my patients to boost their healing?

1) Elevate their legs, this will help to reduce the swelling
2) Sensible footwear. It is not easy to find shoes which fit over bandages but it is important that they are comfortable, supportive and do not rub.
3) Regular exercise to keep the calf muscle active to help blood flow back to the heart properly.