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DDA drug quizzes turn to compression hosiery

What advice would you give?

June 13th 2018

Tagged: Clinical Zone news DDA news

By Asha Fowells

A fellow dispenser shows you a prescription that has just come in. It states that Class 2 lymphoedema stockings should be supplied. Your colleague says that she thinks this means Class 2 compression stockings are required, but wants to check: although she knows these garments are used for lymphoedema she hasn’t seen a prescription written in this way before and thinks it may be because a locum doctor from Germany is covering for the usual doctor.

How would you respond?

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