Journal Articles

  1. Ultrasound-assisted wound debridement deviceVIEW PDF

    December 2010 Volume 6 Issue 4

    Wound debridement is an essential part of wound bed preparation, as it helps to remove non-viable tissue which can delay healing and act as a focus for infection. Many debridement techniques exist, all of which require varying levels of expertise and have...

  2. A call for change: implementation of venous leg ulcer care pathwaysVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    With the election now behind us, we can begin to consider the challenges facing the NHS and the way forward for our patients. We are all aware of the increasing demands on the service, the need for efficiency savings and the rising scarcity of resources. Therefore,...

  3. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care (13:2)VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research. The aim is to provide an overview, rather than a detailed critique, of the papers selected.

  4. Assessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Nearly 30% of pressure ulcers occur on the heels and associated regions of the lower limb, this article looks at the use of implementing a guide to increase staff awareness of prevention of pressure ulcers on the heel alongside the use of promotion through...

  5. Back to basics: understanding venous leg ulcerationVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Venous leg ulceration is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) as a result of raised ambulatory venous hypertension. Persistent or chronic venous hypertension results in macro- and micro-vascular changes in the limb — leading to venous ulcers. The...

  6. Coming together within the tissue viability nurses community and beyondVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Summer is here and while most people will be looking forward to their well-earned holidays, this is also a time for reflection following the atrocities in Manchester and London. We witnessed all emergency services working collaboratively, caring for those...

  7. Development of deep tissue injury: inside out or outside in?VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Pressure ulcers (PUs) have been described as painful, slow-healing wounds that can develop over bony prominences in individuals experiencing periods of prolonged immobility (Jagannathan and Tucker-Kellogg, 2016). However, new theories are emerging regarding...

  8. Multidisciplinary foot care teams and patient expectationsVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Foot ulcers are a recognised complication of diabetes that can result in lower extremity amputation and early mortality. Rapid access to a multidisciplinary foot care team and associated care pathways/protocols improves patient outcomes. Patient expectations...

  9. My experience as a new Lindsay Leg Club Foundation® TrusteeVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Mark Glasscock was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (LLCF) — below, he outlines how he became a Trustee less than a year ago, his experience as a Trustee to date and how he intends to help his fellow...

  10. Pressure ulcer education — new ways to educate and motivateVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 3

    Although the NHS Improvement ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign has had some success in recent years, incidence of pressure ulcers has plateaued. Reinvigoration of the campaign was required, with a particular focus on reducing variations in incidence across...