Journal Articles


  1. A day in the life of the Leg Club: the importance of informaticsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    With the increased exposure of the Leg Club model comes the greater need to demonstrate its effectiveness, and the Foundation is now focusing on producing evidence in outcomes, recurrence and cost effectiveness.

  2. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care 14(1)VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    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.

  3. Advances in wound cleansing: an integrated approachVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    This article is based on a symposium held at the Wounds UK annual conference in Harrogate, UK, on 13th November 2017. The aim of the symposium was to provide practical information on how new principles in cleansing and debridement technology can help to improve...

  4. Back to basics: understanding hidradenitis suppurativaVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic recurrent debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle. It is a condition that has been overlooked in wound care publications, with most articles found in dermatological journals. However, the condition affects...

  5. Case study series: Medi Derma-S Total Barrier Cream for the management and prevention of mild incontinence-associated dermatitisVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a common and debilitating condition caused by urinary or faecal incontinence, and can lead to increased burden of care, loss of independence, disruption in activities and/or sleep, and reduced quality of life. Therefore,...

  6. Diabetic foot ulceration: the impact of oedemaVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    The impact of diabetic foot disease on people with diabetes is profound and is associated with disability, amputation and premature death (National Diabetes Foot Care Audit Report, 2016). Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is common in people with diabetes, with...

  7. Do we need to save antibiotics to save ourselves?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    Members of the health professions have had access to antibiotics for the last seventy years and medical advances are very dependent on them working effectively. However, there have been no new classes of antibiotics released in the last twenty years. There...

  8. Early and repeated swabbing of surgical wounds: sternal incision specimen auditVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    Background: In 2016, the Royal Brompton Hospital site introduced frequent/repeated swabbing of the chest wound site from 2 days after surgery to screen for alert organisms. Following this, the number of surgical site infections (SSIs) increased. Methods: The...

  9. Emotional resilienceVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    In the previous papers we explored what emotional intelligence (EI) and examined how it can help to make managers more aware about the impact they have on others around them. We came to the understanding that it is not about the overt display of emotions,...

  10. Enhancing efficiency of pressure ulcer/pressure injury care and patient outcomes with the SEM ScannerVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 14(1)

    Pressure ulcers/pressure injuries (PUs/PIs) remain a widespread issue in healthcare facilities, incurring high treatment costs and leading to extended hospital stays (Demarre, 2015). This meeting report highlights how the use of technology like the SEM scanner,...