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Wilson Charlotte MS RN; Bilodeau, Mary Liz MS, RN, CCRN, CS
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: November 1989
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The patient who is hospitalized for medical management of lymphedema presents complex issues for the nurse. Developing a care plan that will direct nursing interventions during the acute phase demands an understanding of the chronicity of the problem. The patient will require considerable teaching and support before discharge. This article provides the reader with concepts applicable to this debilitating condition.

© 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.