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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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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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Register now for the Wounds International Global Webcast on: Achieving a step change in pressure ulcer reduction

Register now for the Wounds International Global Webcast on: Achieving a step change in pressure ulcer reduction

Real-world data has shown a 56% reduction in pressure ulcer occurrence resulting from the use of an innovative pressure-relieving surface. Hear from leading clinical experts as they discuss the impact of these advances on prevention and improved patient...

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Frontier Medical Group acquires Genie Care Ltd

Frontier Medical Group acquires Genie Care Ltd

Frontier Medical Group (Frontier), the specialist medical device manufacturer, joins forces with Genie Care in an acquisition that sees Frontier broaden its portfolio and continue its investment in products used in the prevention and treatment of pressure...

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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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Events

Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2016

Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2016

Wounds UK are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2016 Wounds UK Annual Conference, held at the Harrogate International Centre. Electronic poster abstract submissions are now invited for the Wounds UK Annual Conference 2016, which will be held...

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Editor's picks

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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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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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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Biofilms Quick Guide

Biofilms Quick Guide

Chronic wound biofilm is a common problem that requires an effective solution. Bacteria in biofilm are often metabolically dormant, which can lead to tolerance to antimicrobials and antibiotics; therefore, disruption of the bacteria is needed to increase the...

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An Expert Panel Report: Key considerations when using wound contact layers with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)

An Expert Panel Report: Key considerations when using wound contact layers with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)

This document provides practical guidance and recommendations for future practice aimed at clinicians using wound contact layers in conjunction with NPWT.

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Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration

Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration

The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide patient-centred, holistic management strategies to clinicians dealing with venous leg ulceration, based on recommendations from an expert working group.

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Medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI): Made Easy

Medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI): Made Easy

Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is prevalent, under-recognised and preventable, and can occur in any patient group or setting. When superficial layers of skin are removed by medical adhesive, it not only affects skin integrity, but causes pain,...

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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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