2 Current practice

2 Current practice

NICE has published a guideline on preventing and managing foot problems in people with diabetes. It states that clinical assessment and patient preference should inform dressing choices but that healthcare professionals should choose the lowest cost dressing that is likely to achieve the desired results.

NICE has published guidance on a clinical knowledge summary on venous leg ulcers, which recommends that low-adherent dressings should be applied and replaced weekly. Other dressings to consider are hydrocolloid for pain, alginate for heavy exudate and hydrogels for slough.


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