Journal Articles


  1. Reducing avoidable pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcers have been in use for over 50 years but there is no evidence that such scales reduce pressure ulcer incidence. Pressure ulcer interventions have been shown to be effective, sometimes alongside risk assessment scales....

  2. Seating and positioning support with an air-filled, non-slip, segmented-design cushionVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    There are many factors to consider when addressing pressure ulcer prevention in the seated patient, including stability, maintaining maximum patient function and comfort. With its unique and clinically proven AIR FLOATATION technology, the ROHO® MOSAIC®...

  3. The challenges for wound healing in patients with schizophreniaVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    In 2012, the Schizophrenia Commission published ‘Schizophrenia — the Abandoned Illness’ and called for an integrated approach to care. In the realms of wound healing, this is essential to enable ownership and improve outcomes. Lifestyle ‘choices’...

  4. Venous leg ulcers in the UK: the local burden of illness and the allocation of resourcesVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 EWMA

    The precise UK prevalence of venous leg ulcers (VLU) is currently unclear. Prevalence data is essential in order to calculate the costs and, to measure the impact of any therapeutic intervention. A review of the literature was undertaken to assess the prevalence...

  5. Taking wound cleansing seriously to minimise risk VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This article is based on a symposium held at the Wounds UK annual conference in Harrogate on 14th November 2016. The symposium consisted of presentations by two speakers: Mark Collier (Nurse Consultant, Tissue Viability, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust)...

  6. 2017 — protecting our education, training and professional developmentVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    I am sure that you are aware of the Government’s pl ans to integrate health and social care and promote the NHS as being world leading. The spending review (HM Treasury, 2015) stated there would be £120 billion annual investment by 2020/21 to protect the...

  7. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care(13:1))VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research.

  8. An overview of pressure ulcer risk assessment toolsVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Pressure ulcers are believed to largely be preventable, but in order to make best use of both human and physical resources, and maintain patient comfort and dignity, it is important to identify the people most at risk and deliver timely preventative care....

  9. Can simple changes dramatically reduce wastage in the NHS?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    It seems that everywhere we look there are stories about the funding crisis in the NHS and how we must make savings. Now, I love the NHS – it’s been part of my life for over half of my life so I want to do what I can to save it, but the more I look the...

  10. Celebrating the Leg Club experienceVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This month, I am stepping down as Chair of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation®, a post I have held for 3 years. I shall miss the opportunity to serve this wonderful charity, as well as the interaction with fellow trustees and supporters. But what I will miss...