Journal Articles


  1. Should the EPUAP adopt the NPUAP’s new pressure ulcer terminology and definitions?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    As healthcare professionals involved in tissue viability, constant monitoring and effective reporting of pressure damage are a daily activity. Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUINs) payments framework were introduced in 2009 (Department of Health...

  2. A case series evaluating the use of a gelling fibre dressing for moderate to highly exuding woundsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Maintaining a moist environment plays an important role in promoting wound healing, however, achieving the right moisture balance in moderate to highly exuding wounds can be a clinical challenge. Complications arising from poor exudate management can often...

  3. A large-scale evaluation of managing moderate and highly exuding wounds in the communityVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Exudate management remains one of biggest challenges facing district nursing services. With an ever increasing case load of patients with exuding wounds, it is vital to select dressings that simply go beyond just ‘absorbing high levels of chronic wound fluid’....

  4. A novel treatment to delay the onset of radiotherapy-induced skin reaction VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    In this article, the author discusses current topical treatments used in the treatment of radiotherapy-induced skin reaction (RISR) and discusses an alternative, Flamigel® RT (Flen Health UK). A moderate to severe radiotherapy-induced skin reaction may necessitate...

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

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research.

  6. A summer of challenges and an autumn of innovationVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Whatever happened to the days when it was quiet over summer? It feels like we never had a break, as there has been so much in the news about health and health policy, with nursing and the high vacancy factor at the top of the agenda. Tissue viability nurses...

  7. Awareness ride for the 140 diabetic foot amputations per week in EnglandVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    There are an estimated 4.5 million people living with diabetes mellitus in the UK. As a consequence of long-term diabetes, people are at risk of developing foot ulcers — in the UK alone, around 86,000 people with diabetes have a foot ulcer.

  8. Back to basics: understanding the aetiology of pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Pressure ulcers remain a worldwide problem. As research techniques have advanced, specifically in the field of finite element computational modelling, the tissue viability community has been able to gain a deeper understanding of the aetiology of pressure...

  9. Educating and campaigning for pressure ulcer preventionVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    This article highlights the successful efforts of the Tissue Viability team at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) in reaching out to clinical staff in order to make progress in preventing pressure ulcers. The author describes how staff,...

  10. Hydrocolloid particles and petroleum jelly containing wound contact layerVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    For the management of wounds with no or low levels of exudate wound contact layers may be used. When combined with an absorbent dressing these dressings are also appropriate for use in moderate to highly exuding wounds. A wound contact layer that contains...