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EPUAP 2017: One Voice for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

EPUAP 2017: One Voice for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

On behalf of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), Wounds International and Wounds UK take great pleasure in announcing the EPUAP’s 19th Annual Meeting in Belfast on 20–22 September.

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Launch of new Leg Club in Clacton on Sea

Launch of new Leg Club in Clacton on Sea

A new Leg Club has opened in Clacton on Sea, spearheaded by District Nurse Lead Kelly Buxey. Following the completion of her District Nurse qualification in 2015 and 15 years in community nursing, Kelly was inspired to set up a community-based Leg Club in...

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Direct Healthcare Group announces growth with new acquisition

Direct Healthcare Group announces growth with new acquisition

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) has completed the acquisition of Kirton Healthcare, the UK’s leading manufacturer of specialist seating products. Based in Caerphilly, DHG specialises in the development of clinically effective solutions for harm-free patient...

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Extended NHS cost savings with addition of new 40g Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel (metronidazole)

Extended NHS cost savings with addition of new 40g Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel (metronidazole)

Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Ltd has extended the Anabact range to include a new 40g pack size, encouraging NHS wound care cost savings across the range of up to 54%.

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Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2017

Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2017

Wounds UK are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2017 Wounds UK Annual Conference, held at the Harrogate International Centre. Electronic poster abstract submissions are now invited for the Wounds UK Annual Conference 2017, which will be held...

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Education survey

Education survey

We want to understand your needs and requirements around educational resources and content

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NHS RightCare introduce comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs

NHS RightCare introduce comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs

NHS Rightcare have produced a comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs, including Long Term Condition scenarios, featuring a wound care patient story comparing a sub-optimal but typical situation against an ideal pathway.

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Smith & Nephew wins prestigious Galien Award for PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy innovation

Smith & Nephew wins prestigious Galien Award for PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy innovation

Smith & Nephew, (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, has been awarded the 2016 French Galien Award for PICO; the novel single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system. The Prix Galien acknowledges significant advances in pharmaceuticals...

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WUK Harrogate conference 2016 e-posters

WUK Harrogate conference 2016 e-posters

All submitted e-posters for Wounds UK Annual Conference 2016, are available to view online courtesy of Urgo.

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Surrey Nursing Team shortlisted for award

Surrey Nursing Team shortlisted for award

Wounds UK would like to announce that Virgin Care’s Tissue Viability Nursing Team has been shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award for their work on pressure ulcer prevention which showed significant reductions in pressure ulcers reported. Jenny and the...

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Omniamed announce new Chronic Conditions website

Omniamed announce new Chronic Conditions website

We are delighted to announce the brand new Chronic Conditions website is now live. This free-to-access online hub provides news, expert commentaries and e-learning modules, which specifically aim to improve the clinical care of chronic conditions. A number...

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Don’t miss the update of the global consensus on wound infection

Don’t miss the update of the global consensus on wound infection

Published by the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII), supported by Wounds International, this second edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice is an update of the 2008 version produced by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS).

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Editor's picks

Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of wounds

Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of wounds

This ‘how to guide’ explains how registered nurses can improve assessment and documentation, in order to improve practice and meet CQUIN targets, and provides a checklist for structured holistic assessment.

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Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedema

Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedema

People with lipoedema in the UK face significant challenges. Many are not recognised by healthcare professionals as having the condition or are misdiagnosed. Awareness of lipoedema among medical practitioners is poor, and little clinical research is focused...

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Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa

Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) describes a rare complex group of inherited skin fragility disorders. Ideally patients should be managed in a specialist centre. EB is a lifelong disorder that requires specialist intervention and considerations to minimise complications...

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Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simple

Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simple

Evidence of the role biofilm plays in hard-to-heal wounds continues to mount. Against a backdrop of the increased cost – both human and financial – it is important that clinicians have the skills needed to identify and treat chronic wounds and know when...

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Incontinence-associated dermatitis Made Easy

Incontinence-associated dermatitis Made Easy

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) has a significant impact on the lives of the patients it affects. It poses a major healthcare challenge: it is difficult and time-consuming to treat and is a well-documented risk factor for pressure ulcer development....

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Quick Guide: Times Model of wound bed preparation

Quick Guide: Times Model of wound bed preparation

Effective wound bed preparation is the cornerstone of wound healing and management. Building on the TIME acronym to include ’S’ for surrounding skin, this Quick Guide outlines what to look out for at every stage in the TIMES continuum and at the key actions...

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Patient Partnership: Chronic Oedema

Patient Partnership: Chronic Oedema

This Patient Partnership supplement provides advice for individuals with chronic oedema, sometimes referred to as lymphoedema, who have been prescribed JOBST® Elvarex® custom-fit compression garments. It includes practical guidance to help patients understand...

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Making the Case: Total Barrier Protection

Making the Case: Total Barrier Protection

Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) refers to a range of conditions that occur due to prolonged exposure to urine, stool, perspiration or exudate. There are various issues associated with treating MASD, including the diverse range of products available...

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Making the Case: LEUKOMED® SORBACT®

Making the Case: LEUKOMED® SORBACT®

Surgical site infection (SSI) is the third most common type of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), accounting for about 16% of all HCAIs; they are estimated to affect 6.4% of patients in healthcare systems in England (Health Protection Agency, 2011).

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Patient Partnership: Juxtacures and you

Patient Partnership: Juxtacures and you

This Patient Partnership supplement provides practical advice on getting the most out of Juxtacures, a simple compression system that allows patients to take control of their own treatment.

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Hydrotherapy Made Easy

Hydrotherapy Made Easy

Rapid cleansing, early granulation and sustained epithelialisation are important requirements for efficient chronic wound healing. This Made Easy discusses HydroTherapy, an innovative approach to wound treatment where a two-step therapy harnesses optimised...

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PHMB Made Easy

PHMB Made Easy

Wound infection continues to be a challenging issue and represents a considerable healthcare burden. This Made Easy supplement outlines how bacterial bioburden can be managed effectively using polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB).

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Patient Partnership: Living with a leg ulcer

Patient Partnership: Living with a leg ulcer

This Patient Partnership supplement advises at-risk patients on what to do when an active ulcer develops. Using a two-step approach of compression and wound care, the aim is to encourage healing, avoid infection and prevent recurrence.

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Supplements

Real-life perspectives on use of Monofilament Fibre Technology in practice

Real-life perspectives on use of Monofilament Fibre Technology in practice

Debrisoft is a device available in the form of the Debrisoft pad or Debrisoft Lolly that utilises patented Monofilament Fibre TechnologyTM to remove devitalized tissue and debris from a wound or from the skin to achieve debridement or improve wound visualisation,...

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Highlighted features

TIME to face the challenge of wound infection

TIME to face the challenge of wound infection

This microsite follows on from the plenary session, chaired by Kath Vowden at the Wounds UK conference, Harrogate 2016.

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