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Leg ulceration in drug users: development of a multidisciplinary care pathway

Cook, Leanne and Jordon, Karen (2010) Leg ulceration in drug users: development of a multidisciplinary care pathway. Wounds UK, 6 (4). pp. 74-79. ISSN 1746-6814

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Individuals with a history of intravenous (IV) drug abuse can develop a degree of venous insufficiency either through the damage of veins from the injection, or the formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a complication of IV drug abuse. Long-term venous insufficiency can result in painful lower limb ulceration that can negatively effect quality of life. This patient group can be challenging to manage due to problems with engagement and concordance; patients often have chaotic lifestyles with a range of health needs. A care pathway was developed to promote healing through the implementation of the well-being model and utilisation of the multidisciplinary team.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 17:54


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