Journal Articles


  1. Reactive oxygen species treatment in the management of woundsVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Bacterial colonisation and biofilm production with subsequent inflammation and infection is a huge global health problem in wounds especially in diabetes, burn victims, the elderly. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, there are few entirely novel...

  2. The impact of occupation on wound healing: a literature review on the holistic approach of wound management in high-risk patient groupsVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    In order to understand the link between stress and wound healing within a biopsychosocial model of care, this paper has reviewed themes emerging from a profession with recognised high stress levels amongst its employees: paramedicine. The paper uses paramedicine...

  3. The Katie Piper Foundation: Catrin's journey VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    In April 2013, I was involved in a road traffic accident that changed my life forever. I was left with full thickness burns to 96% of my body, leaving only my scalp and the soles of my feet untouched. I spent three months in an induced coma, and a further...

  4. The language of research (part 13): research methodologies: descriptive statistics —measures of central tendencyVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Quantitative studies that use numbers rather than words usually report their findings using one of two forms of statistics (Ellis, 2014). These are known as descriptive statistics, which give some idea of overall numbers, spread of numbers and variability;...

  5. The prevention, assessment and management of skin tears VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    When skin tears occur, the focus should be placed on appropriate assessment, classification, and management. As skin tears are considered to be largely preventable, clinicians should actively engage in the prevention of such wounds. In this article, Jackie...

  6. Tracheostomies: a brief history VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Whilst much of wound care discussion within these pages may be focused on the healing of chronic wounds, and the catalogue of afflictions and treatment modalities that fall under such a classification, wounds arising from surgical intervention quite obviously...

  7. Understanding cultures in careVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    In the previous papers in this series, we looked at the causes and, impact of and strategies for management of stress in the workplace. Perhaps one of the most important means of preventing stress among the work force is to create a workplace culture that...

  8. With a national focus on prevention, how well do we treat pressure ulcers?VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Pressure ulcers continue to challenge clinicians on a daily basis and there is a huge industry focussed on preventing their occurrence, with both national and international initiatives devoted to prevention. In England, an enormous data set (Safety Thermometer)...

  9. An introduction to the guideline for the provision of heel casts for the treatment of heel ulcersVIEW PDF

    WUK EWMA Special 2016

    Heel ulcers are often caused or delayed in their healing by some form of external pressure, either walking or static pressure. To promote wound healing, the heel ulcers require off-loading modalities such as heel casts (Lewis and Lipp, 2013). Although commonly...

  10. Caring for patients with malignant and end-of-life woundsVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Malignant wounds may be due to a primary cancer of the skin, metastases from a cancer elsewhere in the body or erosion of the skin from an underlying malignancy; chronic wounds also have the ability to develop malignant cells within the wound bed. Malignant...