Journal Articles


  1. Reducing funding for CPD courses: what does it mean for tissue viability?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    There has been minimal discussion in the literature regarding cuts to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provided by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for nurses and allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) across England. Many healthcare professionals...

  2. The effect of current economic cuts to wound dressings and its impact on patients with epidermolysis bullosa: a case studyVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare group of genetically inherited skin fragility disorders (Denyer and Pillay, 2012). There are four major types of EB: simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler (Fine et al, 2014). At present there is no cure for...

  3. The impact of stress on the team and how to manage it VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    In the previous two articles in this series, we identified some of the causes of stress in the workplace and how stress can impact member of staff. In this paper, we will look at some of the things every manager needs to know about managing stress in the workplace,...

  4. The Katie Piper Foundation: supporting burn survivors in the UKVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    The Katie Piper Foundation was founded by Katie in December 2009, after she survived a brutal attack that led to her spending

  5. What do we know about paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This paper highlights the problems associated with pressure ulcers in children. Not only do pressure ulcers have poor outcomes in children, their management is expensive. While there are risk assessment scales for assessing the risk of pressure ulcers in children,...

  6. Wound bed preparation for leg ulcersVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This article is based on a Made Easy workshop held at the Wounds UK annual conference in Harrogate, UK, on 14th November 2016. The symposium consisted of presentations by two speakers: Kimberley Socrates (Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, Oxleas NHS Foundation...

  7. Case studies: Octenilin Wound Irrigation Solution and Octenisan Wash in self-harm woundsVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Deliberate self-harm carries negative connotations for many healthcare professionals and members of the public; this is widely due to lack of knowledge and ‘revulsion’ for the act itself (Kilroy-Findley, 2015; National Institute of Health and Care Excellence...

  8. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care(12:4)VIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    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.

  9. Barriers to wound debridement: results of an online surveyVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    This paper presents the results of an online survey that investigated healthcare professionals’ knowledge of wound debridement and the techniques used. The survey, using purposive sampling, was distributed to healthcare professionals working within tissue...

  10. Cleansing of acute traumatic wounds: tap water or normal saline?VIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Acute traumatic wounds are considered contaminated and therefore require cleansing to remove any foreign material, reduce the risk of infection and facilitate an optimum healing environment. Normal saline has traditionally been the solution of choice for wound...