Consensus And Supplements


  1. Management of  Hyperkeratosis of the Lower Limb
    Management of Hyperkeratosis of the Lower LimbVIEW PDF

    The purpose of this Best Practice Guidance is to present guidance on the prevention and management of hyperkeratosis of the lower limb.

  2. Larval debridement therapy: Traumatic injury management
    Larval debridement therapy: Traumatic injury managementVIEW PDF

    In the UK, patients with life-threatening injuries, often with associated complex open fractures, are now predominantly managed in major trauma centres. Larval debridement therapy (LDT) can be an integral part of managing the traumatic wounds that present...

  3. Two-component compression: Concordance, evidence and clinical use
    Two-component compression: Concordance, evidence and clinical useVIEW PDF

    A patient’s initial experience with compression therapy can positively or negatively affect subsequent opinion of this form of therapy, increasing the importance of not only applying the right kind and level of compression, but also of discussing options...

  4. Principles of debridement: the diabetic foot
    Principles of debridement: the diabetic footVIEW PDF

    Podiatrists are specialists who assess, diagnose and treat disorders, diseases and deformities affecting the feet and lower limb. Specialist areas in podiatry relate mainly to long-term conditions including diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and systemic...

  5. Supplement: Identifying and categorising skin damageVIEW PDF

    June 2014 Volume 10 Issue 2

    Accurate assessment and categorisation of skin damage and pressure ulcers (PUs) is paramount if patients are to receive safe and effective care interventions. The importance of being able to recognise an individual at risk of compromised skin integrity and...

  6. Supplement: Implementing a regional strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    June 2014 Volume 10 Issue 2

    Pressure ulcers have a detrimental effect on patient health and wellbeing and place a significant economic burden on the NHS. NHS Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority, embarked on a programme of ‘ambitions’ in 2012, to ensure high-quality care...

  7. Supplement: Pressure ulcer prevention: how documentation can helpVIEW PDF

    June 2014 Volume 10 Issue 2

    The prevalence rates of pressure ulcers (PUs) worldwide continue to be reported at significant rates (Dealey et al, 2012; Moore et al, 2013a). This article looks at the role documentation can play in the strategy to prevent avoidable PUs, in particular the...

  8. Supplement: Why are we making the same mistakes? And who will bring us forward?VIEW PDF

    June 2014 Volume 10 Issue 2

    Pressure ulcers (PUs) remain high on the clinical and political agenda in the UK and also in the wider international arena. Their prevention and monitoring occupies a great deal of clinical time. This supplement identifies some of the outstanding difficulties...

  9. AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture Lesions
    AWTVNF Prevention and Management of Moisture LesionsVIEW PDF

    The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the detection, prevention, assessment and management of moisture lesions caused by incontinence and perspiration. It is aimed at all health and social care professionals directly involved with patients who...

  10. Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer management
    Larval debridement therapy: diabetic foot ulcer managementVIEW PDF

    Larval therapy is well established as a highly-selective method of both debriding and treating diabetic foot ulcers. Evidence now demonstrates that this method is safe, efficient and cost-effective. This document provides a practical guide to the use of larval...