Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Client Education Checklist


Inform the client of measures to prevent recurrence after healing:


Daily wear of compression stockings, cared for as per manufacturer’s instructions and replaced at a minimum every six months


Discouragement of self-treatment with over-the-counter preparations


Avoidance of accidents or trauma to legs


Rest periods throughout the day with elevation of affected limb above level of heart


Early referral at first sign of skin breakdown or trauma to limb


Need for exercise and ankle-joint mobility


Appropriate skin care avoiding sensitizing products


Compression therapy for life with reassessment based on symptoms

Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
Client and Family Education