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...

Differential Diagnosis of Lymphoedema

The differential diagnosis of lymphoedema from other chronic oedema and mixed oedema is based largely on a good history, but there are some investigations that would help differentiate and therefore direct patient care more appropriately. Quick flowchart...

Best Practice for Cellulitis with Lymphoedema

Distinguishing between ‘red legs’ and cellulitis in these patients can be difficult (Cellulitis or Red Legs Flowchart). However once established, the following may be a useful guide. The British Lymphology Society and The Lymphoedema Support network...