Journal Articles


  1. Development of deep tissue injury: inside out or outside in?VIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Pressure ulcers (PUs) have been described as painful, slow-healing wounds that can develop over bony prominences in individuals experiencing periods of prolonged immobility (Jagannathan and Tucker-Kellogg, 2016). However, new theories are emerging regarding...

  2. Multidisciplinary foot care teams and patient expectationsVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Foot ulcers are a recognised complication of diabetes that can result in lower extremity amputation and early mortality. Rapid access to a multidisciplinary foot care team and associated care pathways/protocols improves patient outcomes. Patient expectations...

  3. My experience as a new Lindsay Leg Club Foundation® TrusteeVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Mark Glasscock was recently appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (LLCF) — below, he outlines how he became a Trustee less than a year ago, his experience as a Trustee to date and how he intends to help his fellow...

  4. Pressure ulcer education — new ways to educate and motivateVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Although the NHS Improvement ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign has had some success in recent years, incidence of pressure ulcers has plateaued. Reinvigoration of the campaign was required, with a particular focus on reducing variations in incidence across...

  5. Quality improvement: chest support to aid recovery following median sternotomy in female cardiac patientsVIEW PDF

    July 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Background: Female gender is an independent risk factor for surgical site infection (SSI) in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Previous studies demonstrated that SSI risk increases with breast size. In the UK, an affordable and suitable bra for...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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;...

  10. 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...