Journal Articles


  1. Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This project explored the lived experiences of patients with leg ulcers to ascertain impact on their quality of life. The aim was to develop a new Leg Ulcer Consultation Template (LUCT). Unstructured interviews were undertaken. Themes raised as significant...

  2. Clinical audit examining pressure ulcer incidence among end-of-life patientsVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Preventing pressure ulcers in patients at the end of their life often proves difficult despite adequate interventions to prevent pressure ulcers. Difficulty preventing ulcers in such patients is due to many factors, including reduced peripheral tissue perfusion,...

  3. Clinical audits: gathering the evidence for informed clinical practiceVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    The wound care landscape in the UK is one dominated by a number of trends and talking points. Some have seen continued discussion in the frontline, in the case of pressure ulcers and their preventability. Others, such as the role of evidence-based wound care,...

  4. Coming soon: the best practice statement on lipoedemaVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Wound UK is proud to announce that an Expert Working Group has developed Best Practice Guidance on Lipoedema. The document was inspired by the need for clear guidance and improved patient involvement in the management of lipoedema. It offers guidance on diagnosis...

  5. Early detection technology transforms care and releases productivity: an NHS case studyVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    With NHS strategy focusing increasingly on improving safety and quality of care, pressure ulcer (PU) incidence is regarded more and more as an indicator of this quality, or lack thereof. This meeting report highlights the importance of early detection of PUs,...

  6. Enhancing wound healing after breast cancer with portable Negative Pressure Wound TherapyVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Having a mastectomy for breast cancer is stressful in itself without then developing a wound infection and wound breakdown. Particularly, as this may result in a delay in vital chemotherapy treatment, which usually will not commence until the mastectomy wound...

  7. Evaluating an incontinence cleanser and skin protectant ointment for managing incontinence-associated dermatitisVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) relates to skin breakdown from exposure to urine or faeces, and its management involves implementation of structured skin care regimens that incorporate use of appropriate skin barrier products to protect the skin from...

  8. Evaluating the effectiveness of pressure-redistributing equipment for the best clinical and financial outcomesVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    The recent National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on pressure ulcer (PU) prevention and management highlight the importance of appropriate use of medical devices, including pressure-redistributing equipment, as part of robust,...

  9. Exploring key factors required for hybrid systems: analysis of a focus groupVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Background: There is a continued focus in health care that NHS Trusts must make cost savings while ensuring quality and productivity is not adversely affected. It is essential that healthcare professionals have access to pressure reduction/redistributing equipment...

  10. Language of research (part 12) — research methodologies: grounded theoryVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    In this series we have looked at research terms, such as validity and reliability; research methods, such as interviews; and research