Plastic Surgical Nursing

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Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.PSN.0000278235.87964.f5
Article: Continuing Education

Compression Garments 101

Gladfelter, Joanne RN, CPSN

Continued Education
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Goal: To review the importance of postoperative compression and compression garments to promote postoperative healing and improved aesthetic results.


- Understand the importance of proper postoperative compression and the selection of the correct compression garment.

- Identify the important elements to look for in a compression garment.

- Define the necessity of educating staff for proper garment selection.

- Explain how to correctly measure to determine the proper garment(s) and garment sizing.

Copyright © 2007 by American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses


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