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Blistering and skin stripping affecting coronary artery bypass graft patients

Blistering and skin stripping affecting coronary artery bypass graft patients

Despite substantial reductions in the incidence of donor surgical site infection at the Royal Brompton Hospital, some coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients experience skin blistering and skin stripping (SBSS) at leg incisions following vein harvest....

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NICE opens consultation on ‘spray-on skin’ device for healing burn wounds

NICE opens consultation on ‘spray-on skin’ device for healing burn wounds

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened its consultation on draft guidance for a ‘spray-on skin’ device that aims to help improve the healing of acute burns.

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NICE guidance supports the use of Debrisoft

NICE guidance supports the use of Debrisoft

NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has recommended the use of Activa Healthcare’s Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad in the management of acute and chronic wounds. The NICE guidance supports the case that Debrisoft provides...

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Graham Ewart appointed chair of Woundcare4Heroes

Graham Ewart appointed chair of Woundcare4Heroes

Graham Ewart, Managing Director of Direct Healthcare Services, which manufactures pressure care products including specialist mattresses and cushions, will now join the board of trustees at Welsh charity Woundcare4Heroes.

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Announcing the Lindsay Leg Club Conference 2014

Announcing the Lindsay Leg Club Conference 2014

The theme this year will be on the ABC of Wound Care: Assessment, Best Practice, Compassion and will be held on 24-25 September at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester.

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Apply for £20K grant from Foundation URGO

Apply for £20K grant from Foundation URGO

Call for projects 2014 seeks innovative initiatives and practices for the prevention and management of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Events

TVS Conference Moves to York

TVS Conference Moves to York

Held on 1st and 2nd April at York University, the conference will present some of the latest clinical and scientific work in Tissue Viability through a mix of workshops and seminars.

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What's new?

ManukaDress Made Easy

ManukaDress Made Easy

Honey has come to the fore in modern wound care because it provides an effective option for topical wound management due to its multiple modes of action. This Made Easy explores these modes of action, explain how honeys differ, advise on use and application,...

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Case series evaluation: Using SILVERCEL® Non–Adherent in wound infections

Case series evaluation: Using SILVERCEL® Non–Adherent in wound infections

Wound infection is a major cause of delayed healing and may produce symptoms, such as malodour and pain, which distress patients and are a challenge for clinicians to manage. This supplement explores wound infection, assessment and antimicrobial dressing...

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MEDICAL DEVICE-RELATED PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION QUICK GUIDE

MEDICAL DEVICE-RELATED PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION QUICK GUIDE

This Quick Guide explains why medical device-related pressure ulcers occur and how to prevent them, and provides a decision-making guide for optimising device-related pressure ulcer prevention.

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