Consensus And Supplements


  1. The impact of psychological distress on the healing of burns
    The impact of psychological distress on the healing of burnsVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    Psychological distress among people who have sustained burns is common. The time taken for burn wounds to heal cannot be fully explained by physical factors, such as wound size and depth. A growing body of evidence in the literature indicates that psychological...

  2. AWTVNF Larval Debridement Therapy
    AWTVNF Larval Debridement Therapy VIEW PDF

    The All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum (AWTVNF) has recently published new guidance on the appropriate use of larval debridement therapy and the management of patients receiving this therapy.

  3. Supplement : Are we fully implementing guidelines and working within a multidisciplinary team when managing venous leg ulceration?VIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    High compression therapy, whether with bandage systems or hosiery, is the accepted treatment of lower limb venous ulceration. Compression has not only been shown to improve healing, it has been demonstrated to reduce oedema and improve tissue oxygen levels (Stacey...

  4. Supplement : Chronic oedema, compression therapy and static stiffness indexVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    Chronic oedema is a term used for swelling that has been present for at least 3 months in a limb or limbs and/or mid-line structures, such as the trunk, head, neck, or genitalia, and is often associated with leg ulceration (Moffatt et al, 2003). Moffatt...

  5. Supplement : New research in compression therapy principlesVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    Compression therapy is the most important treatment modality for venous leg ulcer healing and prevention of recurrence. Therapy is applied mainly by bandages or hosiery, with the highest pressure applied at the ankle and with the pressure gradually reduced...

  6. Supplement : Practical tips: Skin care for the lower limb affected by venous diseaseVIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    It is important for the clinician to be aware of the underlying causes of skin problems. A knowledge and understanding of skin conditions provides the healthcare professional with an opportunity for an accurate and enhanced diagnosis and a more effective...

  7. Key considerations in choice of wound management therapeutics - a USA perspective
    Key considerations in choice of wound management therapeutics - a USA perspectiveVIEW PDF

    This article focuses on an expert panel meeting that considered the clinical performance attributes of two wound care modalities - generic NPWT and an innovative wound care dressing (sachet S) utilising Hydration Response Technology (HRT) - in order to provide...

  8. Supplement: Assessing efficacy of a TLC-NOSF dressing on DFUs:  The Explorer study
    Supplement: Assessing efficacy of a TLC-NOSF dressing on DFUs: The Explorer studyVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    The announcement by Urgo Medical of the pioneering Explorer study into the efficacy of UrgoStart® Contact for treating diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is an exciting development in the management of these potentially devastating wounds. Some 2–10% of people...

  9. Supplement: Comparing wound  classification systems: Impact on diabetic heel ulceration
    Supplement: Comparing wound classification systems: Impact on diabetic heel ulcerationVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Background: Ulcer classification systems can provide a framework for healthcare staff to predict potential risk and prompt the right care at the right time. Aim: To explore if consensus is achieved when two wound classification systems are applied to grade...

  10. Supplement: Diabetic foot ulcer management in the community
    Supplement: Diabetic foot ulcer management in the communityVIEW PDF

    March 2013 Volume 9 Issue 1

    Foot ulcers affect as many as 1 in 10 people with diabetes and it is important for people with this condition to understand the potentially severe consequences of leaving a foot ulcer untreated. Even small ulcers on the foot can represent a serious risk because...