Journal Articles


  1. New National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines on sepsisVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    As I am stepping down from the role of scientific editor, and the editorial board of Wounds UK, this is my final editorial in my current role. The topic of sepsis has been my choice, which, together with antibiotic resistance, merits the very highest priorities...

  2. New vice chairman welcomed and WUWHS Congress reportVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    The Board of the Lindsay Leg Club® Foundation (LLCF) is delighted to announce that Dr David Foster has been elected its vice chairman, with effect from September 2016, and chairman elect, succeeding current chairman Roland Renyi in 2017. A highly regarded...

  3. Professor Richard WhiteVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Richard was born in Somerset and started his wound science journey at Saint Boniface College, Beacon Park, Plymouth where Richard developed a firm interest in chemistry and biology. He also loved sport and took part in cross-country running and played cricket...

  4. Sepsis and chronic wounds: What do you know? What should you know?VIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    The failure within the NHS to rapidly diagnose and treat sepsis has been highlighted by the Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman. This article underlines why early recognition is key and that clinicians need to act promptly to prevent the progression of...

  5. The language of research (part 11) — research methodologies: interview typesVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    In the last paper in this series we explored interviews as a tool of date collection. Interviews are useful when the research is seeking to uncover people’s understandings and feelings about a particular topic or event. There are two main types of question:...

  6. Total Barrier Protection: protecting skin and budgets using a structured moisture damage treatment strategyVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Moisture-associated skin damage occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to irritants such as urine, stool, perspiration and exudate. A considerable amount of money is spent on skin protectants in the UK, with a wide range of products available, and clinicians...

  7. What every manager needs to know about the impact of stressVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Understanding how stress presents in staff allows the manager to be alert to the signs and of this in order that they support members of their team at times of stress so that they can continue to provide a high quality service to their clients. This paper...

  8. World leading research funded by DEBRAVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    DEBRA UK is part of DEBRA International, a worldwide network of national groups working on behalf of people living with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). EB is a family of genetic skin conditions where keratins, collagens or laminins required to bind layers of skin...

  9. Zinc: the benefits to venous eczema and ulcerationVIEW PDF

    November 2016 Volume 12 Issue 4

    Zinc is the second most abundant trace metal in the human body and is present in all living cells and body secretions. Topical zinc has been used for over 3,000 years in the treatment of skin conditions and wounds (Lansdown et al, 2007). It is reported as...

  10. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care(12:3)VIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 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.