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 10 (2) Ten top tips for improving the diagnosis of cellulitis in the lower limbVIEW PDF

    Despite cellulitis being a common medical condition, it is frequently misdiagnosed. This article outlines ten top tips designed to aid the clinician in diagnosing cellulitis, as well as outlining an effective approach to treatment.

  2. Wound Essentials 10 (2) Top tips for skin graft and donor site managementVIEW PDF

    Although skin grafting has been associated with plastic surgery and specialist nursing historically, the procedure and postoperative management is not exclusive to the specialty and has been adopted by all fields dealing with skin defects. With the wider use...

  3. Wound Essentials 10 (2) Using newly acquired skills to debride a heel ulcer: a reflective accountVIEW PDF

    Changes to revalidation mean nurses will need to produce written reflective accounts of their continuing professional development. The author offers an example of this type of account, exploring and reflecting on the personal learning experiences of undertaking...

  4. Wound Essentials 10 (2) VoxPops: “Share an example when you have helped a patient who was non-concordant”VIEW PDF

    We asked five experts in the field of wound care to describe a time in their healthcare career where they had to overcome the challenges of treating a non-concordant patient.

  5. Wound Essentials 10 (2) Wound assessment part 1: how to measure a woundVIEW PDF

    Wound measurement is an essential part of wound assessment. It should be recorded on initial presentation, and at regular defined intervals as part of the reassessment process. Changes in dimensions are a key indicator and can even predict healing. There are...

  6. Accurate assessment of different wound tissue typesVIEW PDF

    To facilitate successful wound management is a key role of the tissue viability specialty. Accurate assessment of the type sof tissues involved in a given wound allows for correct diagnosis and the development of effective management strategies. Here, the...

  7. Addressing the basic principles of wound careVIEW PDF

    Recently, a nursing friend of mine returned from a charity trip to a resource-poor country. He knew he would be encountering patients with traumatic wounds and pressure ulcers, so before he went, he asked me for some recommendations on wound management practices...

  8. Articulated bed frames and heel ulcer prevalenceVIEW PDF

    Pressure ulcers to the heel are becoming of increasing concern; indeed, there is a section detailing specific guidance on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers to the heel in both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2014) and National...

  9. Choosing the appropriate dressing: silverVIEW PDF

    This article looks at the uses of silver dressings based on holistic and wound assessment. It examines when to use and the benefits of reducing the bacterial load in the wound bed.

  10. Cost-effective management of wound exudateVIEW PDF

    This clinical evaluation explores the complex challenges involved in managing exudate as part of a holistic wound treatment plan. The benefits of using Kliniderm® (Aria Medical) superabsorbent dressings for patients, nurses and the National Health Service...