Wound Essentials

Wound Essentials which was launched in June 2006 by Wounds UK is a \"must read\" for everyone in the wound care industry. It is an online journal and all articles are available to download FREE here.

For all enquiries, please email the editor: Adam Bushby abushby@omniamed.com


  1. Wound Essentials 11 (1) Ten top facts about managing sinus woundsVIEW PDF

    The management of sinus wounds can be challenging and complex and requires a level of knowledge and skill to ensure all aspects of the pathology, management and psychological support is achieved. This article gives an overview of sinus wounds and covers...

  2. Wound Essentials 11 (1) The dos and don’ts of documentationVIEW PDF

    The documentation of wounds is complex and it can be difficult to know what to include. This article provides succinct advice on aspects of wound and nursing care that should be recorded, such as wound type, tissue characteristics, exudate, infection, pain,...

  3. Wound Essentials 11 (1) The fundamentals of nursing and pressure ulcer preventionVIEW PDF

    We are delighted to offer you, the reader, the chance to learn how Judy Waterlow MBE created the Waterlow Pressure Ulcer Prevention Treatment Policy. Here she is in conversation with her daughter, Fiona Stephenson. According to judy-waterlow.co.uk, “The...

  4. Wound Essentials 11 (1) Top tips for prevention of venous leg ulcer reoccurrenceVIEW PDF

    Despite positive outcomes from the use of compression bandaging to heal venous leg ulcers, often there is a reoccurrence of tissue damage. This can be due to various factors, such as unrecognised allergic contact dermatitis, weight gain and noncompliance...

  5. Wound Essentials 11 (1) VoxPops: “The most memorable person I have met at work”VIEW PDF

    We asked five experts in the field of wound care to describe the person who had made the biggest impression on them while working in the world of wound care, whether it be a patient or a colleague.

  6. Wound Essentials 11 (1) What is an Ankle Brachial Pressure Index?VIEW PDF

    This short article aims to discuss the Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) in clinical practice and attempt to partially delineate some areas of confusion. It will discuss ABPI measurement and interpretation in relation to arterial perfusion, venous insufficiency...

  7. Wound Essentials 11 (1) What is wellbeing?VIEW PDF

    Wellbeing’ is a term that seems to be in use everywhere these days. We talk about health and wellbeing in the workplace, in the context of fitness and gyms, and as dimensions in the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). There is even a national wellbeing...

  8. Wound Essentials 11 (1) Wound assessment part 2: exudateVIEW PDF

    Wound exudate provides the moist environment required for cell regeneration. However, in chronic wounds exudate can become excessive and prevent healing. Changes in the volume, colour, consistency and odour of exudate can indicate problems within the wound,...

  9. Are hydrocolloid dressings suitable for diabetic foot ulcersVIEW PDF

    The controversy surrounding the use of hydrocolloid dressings on diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has stemmed from reports of infection and other adverse events. This article reviews the literature and evidence for and against the use of hydrocolloids for this...

  10. Wound Essentials 10 (2) A day in the life: wound management in palliative careVIEW PDF

    Wound care involving patients in palliative care requires a different approach to standard wound care with many of those encountered presenting with very compromised skin. Here, the workings of a hospice are shared with a typical day at the hospice also presented.