Journal Articles


  1. Clinician perspectives on medical adhesive-related skin injuriesVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is a prevalent, under-recognised and preventable complication that occurs across all care settings, age groups and patient types. Use of medical adhesives may affect skin integrity, cause pain, increase risk of...

  2. Developing a new ‘at risk’ pressure ulcer assessment tool for cancer patientsVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Cancer treatments have moved on dramatically in the past 20 years but have we incorporated these new treatments into skin assessments when delivering fundamental care for prevention of skin damage? A prevalence report carried out in 2016 at the Christie Hospital...

  3. Evaluating the Trezzo range of static foam surfaces: results of a comparative studyVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    This paper presents analysis from a 6-week prospective product evaluation of the Trezzo range of mattresses, compared to standard foam mattresses, in use on two clinical areas within Pennine Acute NHS Trust. Data were collected via distribution of three questionnaires....

  4. Harrogate 2016 highlights compliance, Stop the Pressure, burns and scarsVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Welcome to the Harrogate edition. It is a packed journal reflecting a busy conference. So much has happened and is about to happen in the next 12–18 months. We have had more abstracts submitted than ever before this year, so huge congratulations to those...

  5. Heel pressure ulcer prevention: a 5-year initiative using low-friction bootees in a hospital settingVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    In the period 2011 to 2015, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust evaluated low-friction bootees (LFB) integrated into the care path for patients at-risk of heel pressure ulceration (hPU) in an initiative to reduce hospital acquired hPU related...

  6. How unified is our approach to wound care?VIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    With our NHS under increasing pressure from the demands of care delivery and financial cuts, it is ever more important that we, who are involved in wound care/tissue viability, objectively assess the quality of the service provided. To this end, it is vital...

  7. Implementing hybrid support surfaces: key components for a step change in ulcer preventionVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Preventing pressure ulcers in acute care is a complex and multifaceted activity. The implementation of hybrid support surfaces alongside targeted education and staff support activities has resulted in sustained reduction in the rate of pressure ulcer development...

  8. Increasing the accuracy of pressure ulcer classification using a Pressure Ulcer Guidance ToolVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    This article describes the development and introduction of a new strategy to aid healthcare professionals overcome the difficulties with classifying pressure ulcers and differentiating superficial pressure ulcers from moisture lesions. Using the 2014 National...

  9. Medical device-related pressure ulcers in premature babiesVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    The prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs) has become a hot topic, with significant investment of both time and money being devoted to reducing the number of pressure-related injuries acquired within the NHS. A number of babies on our neonatal unit developed...

  10. Negative pressure wound therapy: from ‘lip service’ to a billion dollar patent feudVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT): mention it to clinicians and they’ll tell you it is an effective technique for removing exudate, facilitating and accelerating tissue granulation, and even altering the bacterial population of the wound bed (Mouës...