Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Client Education Checklist
Inform the client of measures to prevent recurrence after healing:
                Daily wear of compression stockings, cared for as per manufacturer's instruction and replaced at a minimum every six month.
  Discouragement of self-treatment with over-the-counter preparation
  Avoidance of accidents or trauma to legs
  Rest periods throughout the day with elevation of affected limb above level of heart.
  Early referral at first sign of skin breakdown or trauma to limb
  Need for exercise and ankle-joint mobility
  Appropriate skin care avoiding sensitizing products
  Compression therapy for life with reassessment based on symptoms