Madeleine Matthews


  1. Compression bandaging in patients with venous insufficiency Introduction

    Lower leg ulceration is a major health issue in New Zealand. This chronic condition is debilitating for patients’ and has many symptoms such as pain, infection and odor. It also affects the patients’ physical, psychological and social health (Todd, 2011a). Leg ulcerations are a financial burden to the patient and health services, as they require complex and long-term nursing and specialist care (Simon, Dix, & McCollum, 2004). Using evidence-based practice is the most effective…