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. Describing a wound: from presentation to healingVIEW PDF

    Being able to identify the tissue types within a wound is an essential skill when caring for wounds, because it informs understanding of the stage of wound healing and selection of safe and appropriate dressing products. Incorrect identification can have serious...

  2. Diabetic foot ulcer management in the communityVIEW PDF

    Diabetic foot ulceration can be confusing and frustrating, and there can be difficulty in knowing exactly where to start. This article hopes to delineate the major areas of concern and act as an aide-memoire. The management of diabetic foot ulceration remains...

  3. Haematomas: management and treatmentVIEW PDF

    Lower-limb haematomas require prompt intervention in order to minimise the extent of tissue loss. Management can be challenging, as people with lower-limb haematomas are frequently older and often present with multiple comorbidities, or have been prescribed...

  4. Incision management with negative pressure wound therapy: a new mode of action?VIEW PDF

    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been traditionally associated with large, open chronic and acute wounds. As technology has progressed, these systems have become smaller, portable and more useful in other indications. The use of NPWT in closed incisions...

  5. Maintaining skin integrity for patients using urinary sheathsVIEW PDF

    The daily removal of urinary sheaths can cause trauma and adversely affect penile skin integrity. The authors carried out an evaluation of the use of a silicone medical adhesive remover to support the maintenance of skin integrity and to promote the use of...

  6. Seeking clarity in minor burn managementVIEW PDF

    Burn injuries pose a challenge due to the different causes and variability of injury severity. Accurate assessment is a critical aspect of initial burn management. Non-specialist healthcare professionals lack formal education, and have limited knowledge and...

  7. The causes and treatment of wet weeping legsVIEW PDF

    Wet, weeping legs have a big impact on the quality of patients’ lives and the health service. Full leg and medical assessments, as well as liaison with specialist teams are important to identifying the cause of the oedema, which will determine the correct,...

  8. Using antimicrobials for wound infection and biofilmsVIEW PDF

    Identifying wound infection and implementing an effective treatment plan quickly are vital steps in reducing the health implications for the patient undergoing wound care, as well as lessening the economic burden to the health service. The use of topical antimicrobials...

  9. Vox pops: “What advice do you wish you had been given when you started out in wound care?”VIEW PDF

    We asked five experts in the field of wound care what they wished they had been told when they were first starting out. Here are their thoughts.

  10. What dressing, where?VIEW PDF

    This article explores the importance of individualised wound care and the reasons it is not possible to offer a simple “what dressing, where?” recipe that fits all. In fact, of all the various aspects of care that clinicians have to deliver to patients,...