Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

  1. If signs of healing are not evident, a comprehensive assessment and re-evaluation of the treatment plan should be carried out at one month intervals, or sooner if clinical condition deteriorates.
  2. For resolving and healing venous leg ulcers, routine assessment at six-month intervals should include:
    • physical assessment
    • Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI)
    • replacement of compression stockings or sooner if cream are applied to legs.
    • reinforcement of teaching