Journal Articles


  1. Let's break the rules and stop doing what doesn't matterVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Welcome to the November issue edition of the journal, which celebrates this year’s Harrogate conference. As always, the date silently crept up on us — one minute it seems ages away, the next you're right in the middle of it.

  2. Minding the gap: future challenges from acid attacks to mass casualty eventsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Armed with an increased government mandate for charities to contribute more substantively to gaps in UK healthcare delivery, The Katie Piper Foundation’s overarching ambition to establish tangible rehabilitation for burns and scars outside of the acute hospital...

  3. Reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers: the business case for purchasing new technologyVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    There is considerable variation in the way pressure ulcer prevention and management are handled within individual organisations. In an effort to improve efficiency and make cost savings, an NHS Trust identified processes that could be simplified, reviewed...

  4. Reducing unwarranted variation in chronic wound careVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    For some years, the UK tissue viability community has been concerned about the quality of chronic wound care. A recent health economic paper (Guest et al, 2015) has prompted a health policy shift around the care of chronic wounds. This article is the first...

  5. Service design: a database approach to the management of digital images of wounds in the hospital settingVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Comprehensive wound assessments demonstrate better patient outcomes. Digital photography is a useful adjunct, aiding assessment and reducing the risk of over-treatment. Aim: This study compared the quality of digital photographs uploaded directly to the electronic...

  6. Silgen Ag – an evaluation of a novel silver applicationVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    There are many silver products on the market today, which can make it difficult for healthcare providers to decide which ones to purchase. A new class 3 product, Silver Ag has been launched and become available, which promises to provide excellent antimicrobial...

  7. The 3-risk approach to pressure ulcer assessment in Norway — safe or a risky business?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Successful prevention of Pressure Ulcers (PU) requires that at-risk patients are identified and provided with a package of measures. In Norway, the use of numerical risk assessment tools like Braden, Norton and Waterlow has never been widespread. Instead,...

  8. The burden of diabetic complications in WalesVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    With the prevalence of diabetes significantly on the rise (Diabetes UK, 2015), the NHS in Wales faces a considerable challenge to meet the growing demand for healthcare services. It is estimated that 10% of the annual budget (£500 million) in Wales is spent...

  9. The development of a virtual patient e-module for wound managementVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Virtual patients (VPs) are an interactive computer-based clinical patient scenario used in medical education. Part one of this article, published in the last issue, discussed a literature search carried out to determine how VPs are used in medical education....

  10. The language of research (part 15): research methodologies: randomised controlled trials (2)VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    In the previous paper in this series, we identified that RCTs are a form of experimental study design used to prove cause and effect in the healthcare setting. Furthermore, we defined some of the key principles and terminology used in RCTs like validity, reliability...