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Book now for Woundcare4Heroes 2nd Annual Conference

Book now for Woundcare4Heroes 2nd Annual Conference

Woundcare4Heroes was launched on 14 June 2012 to develop a national network of complex wound management services to support the NHS in providing lifelong support and care for those discharged from the Armed Forces. Their 2nd Annual Conference will take place...

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Survey: the role of the tissue viability nurse

Survey: the role of the tissue viability nurse

We would like to know your views on tissue viability.

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Events

Wounds UK Harrogate 2014 programme now finalised

Wounds UK Harrogate 2014 programme now finalised

The Wounds UK 2014 conference will return to Harrogate on 10-12 November for another year of outstanding clinical and practical content, providing an unparalleled update in the latest wound care developments.

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What's new?

Quick Guide: The role of Debrisoft in diabetic foot ulcers

Quick Guide: The role of Debrisoft in diabetic foot ulcers

Debridement in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) can be a challenge for non-podiatrist practitioners. Mechanical debridement with Debrisoft can be used by practitioners across competency levels and can help fulfil this key need in practice.

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Use of a cellulose PHMB dressing in clinical practice

Use of a cellulose PHMB dressing in clinical practice

Infection is the single most important contributory factor in delayed wound healing. Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial substance that has been used for 60 years in a wide range of medical and non-medical applications. It...

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Case series evaluation: ACTISORB Silver 220 in practice

Case series evaluation: ACTISORB Silver 220 in practice

ACTISORB Silver 220 may be useful in managing malodour and bacterial burden and the associated signs in a variety of wounds, including friable/overgranulated tissue, percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tubes, malignant/palliative wounds, necrotic toes and fungal...

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Larval debridement therapy: Traumatic injury management

Larval debridement therapy: Traumatic injury management

In the UK, patients with life-threatening injuries, often with associated complex open fractures, are now predominantly managed in major trauma centres. Larval debridement therapy (LDT) can be an integral part of managing the traumatic wounds that present...

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Compression made easy

Compression made easy

Compression therapy using either bandages or hosiery is fundamental to venous ulcer healing and oedema control. While it is important to use the highest level of compression possible, quality of life is a vital issue, and patient needs should be taken into...

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Management of  Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb

Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb

The purpose of this Best Practice Guidance is to present guidance on the prevention and management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb.

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Two-component compression: Concordance, evidence and clinical use

Two-component compression: Concordance, evidence and clinical use

A patient’s initial experience with compression therapy can positively or negatively affect subsequent opinion of this form of therapy, increasing the importance of not only applying the right kind and level of compression, but also of discussing options...

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Hydroconductive debridement Made Easy

Hydroconductive debridement Made Easy

Wound bed preparation is now well established and forms the basis for wound management where healing is delayed. It offers clinicians a comprehensive approach to removing the barriers to healing, helping to stimulate the repair process. This Made Easy discusses...

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Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer management

Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer management

Larval therapy is well established as a highly-selective method of both debriding and treating diabetic foot ulcers. Evidence now demonstrates that this method is safe, efficient and cost-effective. This document provides a practical guide to the use of larval...

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Topical Antimicrobials Quick Guide

Topical Antimicrobials Quick Guide

A pocket-sized manual for managing wounds that fall on the spectrum from critically colonised to clinically infected. This quick guide distils the most recent Best Practice Statement on the Use of Topical Antimicrobials (third edition) and provides a simplified...

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Quick Guide on Debrisoft in Practice

Quick Guide on Debrisoft in Practice

Evidence shows that mechanical debridement with a single-use, monofilament pad (Debrisoft) may lead to quicker debridement, fewer nurse visits and less discomfort for patients, compared with other methods. This quick guide covers why, when and how to use Debrisoft,...

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AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture Lesions

AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture Lesions

The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the detection, prevention, assessment and management of moisture lesions caused by incontinence and perspiration. It is aimed at all health and social care professionals directly involved with patients who...

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Managing chronic oedema with a venous leg ulcer

Managing chronic oedema with a venous leg ulcer

This quick guide brings together both the key principles of managing chronic oedema and the principles of managing a venous leg ulcer to elucidate complementary treatment of both conditions. A decision-making pathway for choosing appropriate compression and...

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Portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) quick guide

Portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) quick guide

With a step-by-step guide to assessment, application and activation, along with clear diagrams and tips for use and setting treatment goals, this is the definitive guide to using portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (PICO) in practice.

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WUK E-Academy: Wound malodour - an overview

WUK E-Academy: Wound malodour - an overview

The primary aim of this module is to understand what wound malodour is, how it affects patients, why it occurs, how to assess and strategies for treating malodour.

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Principles of debridement: the diabetic foot

Principles of debridement: the diabetic foot

Podiatrists are specialists who assess, diagnose and treat disorders, diseases and deformities affecting the feet and lower limb. Specialist areas in podiatry relate mainly to long-term conditions including diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and systemic...

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