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Preventing skin-stripping and blistering using a non-adherent perforated ethylene methyl acrylate ἀlm dressing: a case study evaluation

This series of five case studies focuses on maintaining the integrity of the peri-wound skin in a variety of post-operative incisions. To prevent skin-stripping and blistering, TIELLE® Lite was used as primary dressing. In each case, TIELLE Lite’s non-adherent...

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News

Dr George W Cherry will be sadly missed.

Dr George W Cherry will be sadly missed.

It is with much sorrow that we write of the death of Dr George Cherry. His colleague Terence Ryan, Emeritus Professor of Dermatology, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, eloquently describes his contribution to wound healing in Oxford as ‘exceptional’....

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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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Mölnlycke Health Care sponsors Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pathway Webinar

Mölnlycke Health Care sponsors Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pathway Webinar

Chaired by Dr Joyce Black, this webinar will focus on the role of prophylactic dressings in pressure ulcer prevention, as recommended in the recently published Prevent and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline.

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Wound Academy award winner invited to 10 Downing Street

Wound Academy award winner invited to 10 Downing Street

One of our Wound Academy winners this year was Wendy Luke, Deputy Manager at Chester Court Care Home. Wendy outlined a case study of a patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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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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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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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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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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Accurate pressure ulcer assessment

Accurate pressure ulcer assessment

Pressure ulcer (PU) assessment can be a challenge, particularly when the wound cannot be fully visualised. 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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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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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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