Journal Articles


  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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)...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Implementing an adapted SSKIN bundle and visual aid in the community settingVIEW PDF

    March 2016 Volume 12 Issue 1

    The Hownslow Richmond Community Health NHS Trust (HRCH) has adapted a SSKIN bundle for use in the community. It incorporates visual prompts aimed at non-English speakers and instructions for wheelchair user instructions. It was launched in April 2015 alongside...

  7. Describing the rinsing, cleansing and absorbing actions of hydrated superabsorbent polyacrylate polymer dressingsVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Since the first use of superabsorbent polacrylate polymers (SAP) in wound care, the number of SAP-containing wound dressings has increased significantly. The manufacturing process and chemical variability of these SAPs has resulted in them having diverse properties....

  8. Management of a patient with a coccyx ulcer in a nursing homeVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Older people are at increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. They are also more likely to have comorbidities that increase the challenges of managing such a wound. This article reviews a complex case in which a 77-year-old woman with dementia and incontinence...

  9. Managing patients with large, shallow, complex wounds: a case seriesVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Large wounds on the leg and abdomen can be particularly challenging to manage as dressings are often not big enough to cover the entire wound bed. Patchworked dressings are difficult to apply and there can be slippage, leading to gaps where the wound is exposed...

  10. Pan-European exchanges: working together and learning from one anotherVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Welcome to this special issue of Wounds UK, which coincides with this year’s EWMA conference. The focus of the conference is “Change, Opportunities And Challenges — Wound Management In Changing Healthcare Systems”, a hot topic in the UK and extremely...