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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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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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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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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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