Compression Bandaging

Compression bandaging for chronic oedema/lymphoedema in the community is adapted slightly from the multi-layered bandaging that would be done in a specialist clinic but can still be very useful. The two short film clips below were designed as a reminder to support...

Community Nurses

Welcome to the community nurses’ page. Working in the community, you will encounter a wide range of patients who present with long-term swelling, some of these will be chronic oedema, some will be lymphoedema and others will be palliative oedema or palliative...

Management of Chronic Oedema and Lymphoedema

Management of chronic oedema consists of identifying and eliminating risk factors where possible e.g. prolonged dependency, obesity, sedentary lifestyle. A combination of preventative and active therapy includes compression, skin care, exercise, healthy lifestyle....

Compression Garments

Compression hosiery is the main stay of treatment in chronic oedema. Without the application of hosiery, any reduction from compression bandaging will be short-lived and the oedema will rebound. Before applying compression stockings, assessment of the arterial...

Palliative Lymphoedema/Oedema

Oedema is a common feature in many long term-conditions including: Advanced cancer Chronic Heart Failure Advance neurological and liver disease End stage renal disease End stage chronic respiratory disease HIV/Aids Causes of oedema can be multi-factorial in this...