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Register now for the first Wounds International webcast of 2016 - Patient involvement in wound care: a platform for change

Register now for the first Wounds International webcast of 2016 - Patient involvement in wound care: a platform for change

Register now for the first Wounds International webcast of 2016, chaired by Professor Zena Moore, focuses on the increasing importance of patient involvement in managing the burden of wound care and maintaining the sustainability of our healthcare systems

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Our response to the NHS supply chain generic specification for a national formulary for wound care

Our response to the NHS supply chain generic specification for a national formulary for wound care

Jacqui Fletcher, Karen Ousey and Elizabeth Nichols, the Clinical Editors of Wounds UK and Wound Essentials respond to the current debate about NHS supply chain generic specification for a national formulary for wound care.

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Huntleigh announces the release of the Dopplex DMX Digital Vascular Doppler

Huntleigh announces the release of the Dopplex DMX Digital Vascular Doppler

Huntleigh announces the release of the Dopplex DMX Digital Vascular Doppler, the world’s first hand held Doppler that combines the best performance in probe sensitivity, with audio clarity and a visual representation of waveforms that have previously only...

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Pioneering Nurse Consultant, Kathryn Vowden, is honoured by Queen

Pioneering Nurse Consultant, Kathryn Vowden, is honoured by Queen

Kathryn Vowden, Nurse Consultant for Acute and Chronic Wound Care at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the advancement of wound management...

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Safety Thermometer Report 2014-15

Safety Thermometer Report 2014-15

Here the latest summary document for the Safety Thermometer Report 2014-15, which contains some good graphics, useful tables and up-to-date data. However, the report states in its limitations that a recent study found that 50% of pressure ulcers may be underreported...

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Ellie Lindsay honoured for service to nursing

Ellie Lindsay honoured for service to nursing

Former district nurse and pioneer of the Leg Club model has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday list for service to nursing with an Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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New LBF Sterile Barrier Film Spray: Unique fully sterile barrier film range to protect intact and broken skin

New LBF Sterile Barrier Film Spray: Unique fully sterile barrier film range to protect intact and broken skin

LBF Barrier Film Spray has evolved into the advanced LBF Sterile Barrier Film Spray, completing the LBF Sterile Barrier Film range. The new spray undergoes a full sterilisation process, making it unique in being truly fully sterile. This means it can safely...

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WUK Harrogate conference 2015 eposters

WUK Harrogate conference 2015 eposters

Last year Wounds UK had an unprecedented number of poster submissions for its 2015 Harrogate conference. The posters presented are available to view online courtesy of Medstrom.

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Stop the Pressure with Wounds International

Stop the Pressure with Wounds International

Join the Stop the Pressure campaign at Wounds International with our range of activities to help you where you work.

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Innovative pressure-redistributing mattress wins business award

Innovative pressure-redistributing mattress wins business award

A new type of mattress, which is designed to prevent heel wounds, has won an award. South Wales-based Direct Healthcare Services teamed up with The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre to design and manufacture a product to help reduce the huge cost of pressure wounds....

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Editor's picks

Wound management- improving what we can see and addressing what we can’t see

Wound management- improving what we can see and addressing what we can’t see

This microsite follows on from the plenary session, chaired by Jacqui Fletcher at the Wounds UK conference, Harrogate 2015

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Infection prevention and biofilm management in modern wound care

Infection prevention and biofilm management in modern wound care

Symposium presentations filmed at Wounds UK Harrogate 2015.

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Making the Case: Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Making the Case: Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet S is a super absorbent dressing for primary wound contact and can be used on moderate to highly exuding acute and chronic wounds. This Making the Case highlights the beneficial properties of this dressing in exudate management and wound...

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A new innovation in treating infected wounds and disrupting biofilms

A new innovation in treating infected wounds and disrupting biofilms

Symposium presentations filmed at Wounds UK Harrogate 2015.

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Using Nanova Therapy System in Practice

Using Nanova Therapy System in Practice

The clinical and economic evidence demonstrates there is a role for innovation to play in improving outcomes for hard-to-heal wounds. A group of experts met in June 2015 to discuss how the Nanova Therapy System™, a novel approach to negative wound pressure...

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Quick Guide: AQUACEL Foam dressing in practice

Quick Guide: AQUACEL Foam dressing in practice

Optimal wound management requires a structured approach including holistic assessment, implementation of an appropriate treatment regimen based on attributes of a wound (I.e. highly exuding), and reassessment and documentation at each dressing change. This...

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Pressure Ulcer Supplement

Pressure Ulcer Supplement

This Pressure Ulcer Supplement of Wounds UK 11-3 brings together contributions from Jacqui Fletcher, Kathryn and Peter Vowden, Zena Moore and Menno van Etten, Michelle Porter, Karen Ousey and colleagues. Topics include: is it necessary to categorise pressure...

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Quick Guide: Management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb

Quick Guide: Management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb

Hyperkeratosis is an abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin, caused by over-proliferation of keratin-producing cells. This Quick Guide offers practical guidance to support the management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb, outlining the important...

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Ag Oxysalts Made Easy

Ag Oxysalts Made Easy

Ag Oxysalts is an advanced silver technology that utilises silver in its most active state (Ag3+), acting quickly to kill bacteria and disrupt biofilms. This Made Easy outlines how Ag Oxysalts is different from other silver technologies and describes a unique...

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Prolevo Range Made Easy

Prolevo Range Made Easy

Since pressure ulcers are cheaper to prevent than treat, there is a drive to minimise their occurrence through prevention initiatives. This Made Easy focuses on the Prolevo range of pressure relieving devices, which can be used as a part of a simple algorithm...

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Quick Guide: Exudate management: Optimising the wound bed

Quick Guide: Exudate management: Optimising the wound bed

Effective exudate management is an essential component of wound healing. The aims of management are to remove excess exudate from the wound and surrounding skin, reduce risk of infection and avoid complications. This quick guide focuses on the Cutimed Sorbion...

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Quick Guide: Role of emollients and skin integrity

Quick Guide: Role of emollients and skin integrity

One of the main functions of skin is to act as a protective barrier. Dry skin is multifactorial and is associated with a loss of water from the stratum corneum. The skin barrier may be disrupted in the ageing older person. Emollients are substances that leave...

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