PubMed | Royal Bournemouth General Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) | Year: 2016
Venous leg ulcers and pressure sores are common problems that afflict elderly, chronically ill, debilitated or paralysed patients. They cause considerable discomfort and distress to the patient and take up large amounts of nursing time, frequently resulting in long hospital stays. They are liable to become infected, necrotic and produce considerable amounts of exudate.