Journal Articles


  1. The Joint EPUAP & EWMA Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Patient Safety Advocacy Project VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common, costly, debilitating problem across all healthcare sectors, despite significant investment in education and training and use of human resources, equipment, and technological advancements. In recognising the persistent problem...

  2. The language of research (part 14): research methodologies: randomised controlled trialsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    In the next three instalments of the Decoding Science series, we will explore randomised controlled trials (RCTs). To better understand why RCTs are considered so important in the armoury of research methodologies (Box 1) in medicine, some of the key features...

  3. The role of virtual patients in medical education: a review of the literature VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Virtual Patients (VPs) are an interactive computer-based clinical patient scenario used in medical education. To determine how VPs are used in medical education, a literature search and review was completed. Methods: A literature search was completed using...

  4. What emotional intelligence is and is notVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional literacy are useful in the toolkit of a leader or manager who seeks to influence people through thoughts and emotions. Like all leadership tools, EI can be used for the right purposes, or it can be abused and used...

  5. Ultrasound-assisted wound debridement deviceVIEW PDF

    December 2010 Volume 6 Issue 4

    Wound debridement is an essential part of wound bed preparation, as it helps to remove non-viable tissue which can delay healing and act as a focus for infection. Many debridement techniques exist, all of which require varying levels of expertise and have...

  6. A call for change: implementation of venous leg ulcer care pathwaysVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    With the election now behind us, we can begin to consider the challenges facing the NHS and the way forward for our patients. We are all aware of the increasing demands on the service, the need for efficiency savings and the rising scarcity of resources. Therefore,...

  7. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care (13:2)VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    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.

  8. Assessing, preventing and managing heel pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Nearly 30% of pressure ulcers occur on the heels and associated regions of the lower limb, this article looks at the use of implementing a guide to increase staff awareness of prevention of pressure ulcers on the heel alongside the use of promotion through...

  9. Back to basics: understanding venous leg ulcerationVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Venous leg ulceration is caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) as a result of raised ambulatory venous hypertension. Persistent or chronic venous hypertension results in macro- and micro-vascular changes in the limb — leading to venous ulcers. The...

  10. Coming together within the tissue viability nurses community and beyondVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Summer is here and while most people will be looking forward to their well-earned holidays, this is also a time for reflection following the atrocities in Manchester and London. We witnessed all emergency services working collaboratively, caring for those...