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Treating infection and malodour using a dressing with charcoal and silver: a case study evaluation

This series of three case studies focuses on patients with wounds with malodour, infection and stalled healing treated with ACTISORB® Silver 220 (Systagenix). The series evaluation covers a wide range of wound types, including an overgranulating wound, black/necrotic...

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Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2014

Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2014

Wounds UK are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2014 Wounds UK Annual Conference, held at the Harrogate International Centre.

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Welsh Wound Innovation Centre announces partnership with pressure care manufacturer

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre announces partnership with pressure care manufacturer

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, a new centre of excellence in wound prevention and treatment, has announced details of its first commercial partnership. Caerphilly-based Direct Healthcare Services, which manufactures pressure care products including...

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Park House Healthcare celebrate 30 years in pressure ulcer care

Park House Healthcare celebrate 30 years in pressure ulcer care

This year Park House Healthcare, the pressure area care specialists, foundered by Stephen Owens in 1984, will celebrate 30 years of continuous success and growth. Park House Healthcare is recognised within the industry as a market leading supplier of specialist...

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Synapse Electroceutical adds its support to calls for an NHS funding debate

Synapse Electroceutical adds its support to calls for an NHS funding debate

Synapse Electroceutical Ltd – manufacturers of Accel-Heal – supports the call on policy makers to hold a national conversation on the funding of the NHS, recently highlighted in a letter to the editor of The Times entitled We need a proper health policy...

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Woundcare 4 Heroes 2nd annual conference 2014

Woundcare 4 Heroes 2nd annual conference 2014

Woundcare 4 Heroes are holding their 2nd annual conference at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre on 20th September. This years' conference, 'Complexities of military traumatic wounds and transitional management', will be of particular interest to all professionals...

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Events

Registration for Wounds UK Annual Conference 2014 now open

Registration for Wounds UK Annual Conference 2014 now open

Registration is now open to attend the UK’s largest wound care event, the annual Wounds UK conference in Harrogate, 10-12 November 2014.

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What's new?

Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer management

Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer management

Larval therapy is well established as a highly-selective method of both debriding and treating diabetic foot ulcers. Evidence now demonstrates that this method is safe, efficient and cost-effective. This document provides a practical guide to the use of larval...

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Hydroconductive debridement Made Easy

Hydroconductive debridement Made Easy

Wound bed preparation is now well established and forms the basis for wound management where healing is delayed. It offers clinicians a comprehensive approach to removing the barriers to healing, helping to stimulate the repair process. This Made Easy discusses...

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Quick Guide on Debrisoft in Practice

Quick Guide on Debrisoft in Practice

Evidence shows that mechanical debridement with a single-use, monofilament pad (Debrisoft) may lead to quicker debridement, fewer nurse visits and less discomfort for patients, compared with other methods. This quick guide covers why, when and how to use Debrisoft,...

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Topical Antimicrobials Quick Guide

Topical Antimicrobials Quick Guide

A pocket-sized manual for managing wounds that fall on the spectrum from critically colonised to clinically infected. This quick guide distils the most recent Best Practice Statement on the Use of Topical Antimicrobials (third edition) and provides a simplified...

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AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture Lesions

AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture Lesions

The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the detection, prevention, assessment and management of moisture lesions caused by incontinence and perspiration. It is aimed at all health and social care professionals directly involved with patients who...

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Managing chronic oedema with a venous leg ulcer

Managing chronic oedema with a venous leg ulcer

This quick guide brings together both the key principles of managing chronic oedema and the principles of managing a venous leg ulcer to elucidate complementary treatment of both conditions. A decision-making pathway for choosing appropriate compression and...

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Portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) quick guide

Portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) quick guide

With a step-by-step guide to assessment, application and activation, along with clear diagrams and tips for use and setting treatment goals, this is the definitive guide to using portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy (PICO) 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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Principles of debridement: the diabetic foot

Principles of debridement: the diabetic foot

Podiatrists are specialists who assess, diagnose and treat disorders, diseases and deformities affecting the feet and lower limb. Specialist areas in podiatry relate mainly to long-term conditions including diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and systemic...

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