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Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181dee9e2
Articles: Continuing Education

Compression Garment Sizing: Challenges, Issues, and a Solution

Watkins, William B. C. BSCE

Continued Education
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Abstract

This article explores the issues that nurses and physicians face when trying to properly fit their patients into a correctly sized compression garment. It examines and links the history of compression and the history of sizing to define guidelines that nurses can follow when dealing with the challenges of sizing. Recent research into sizing and measuring is discussed, with further recommendation for research proposed.

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