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Evid Based Nurs 2:6-8 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.1.6

Implementing evidence-based leg ulcer management

Compression therapies used in the Wirral

4 layer system 3 layer system
*Available on prescription. The 2nd and 3rd layers of both systems are washable and reusable, but in practice the 4 layer system was used once and discarded.
1st layer Orthopaedic wool padding Orthopaedic wool padding
2nd layer Crepe bandage* High power, highly extensible, compression bandage*
3rd layer Low power, highly extensible, elastomeric compression bandage Shaped tubular elastomeric bandage
4th layer Medium power, moderately extensible, cohesive bandage

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