I’m looking for medical or nursing literature which addresses the amount of time compression garments should be worn by plastic surgery patients post-op before removal to assess incisions/dressings.
In other words, is it okay for nurses to remove compression garments to assess incisions/dressings?  If not, how long should the compression garments be left in place.  I’m not finding much.


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