Journal articlesLeg ulcer care: should we be washing the legs and taking time for effective skin care?

Leg ulcer care: should we be washing the legs and taking time for effective skin care?

21/03/16 | Leg Ulcers, Skin integrity | Richard White, Ellie Lindsay OBE, Jacqui Fletcher, Kim Drewery, Rose Cooper

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).