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Tissue Viability

Venous and lymphovenous lower limb wound outcomes in specialist UK wound and lymphoedema clinics

‘Damage to or alteration of the free flow of lymph through local or regional lymphatic vessels in the area of a chronic wound contributes to pathological changes to the lymphatic system and...

Implementing a new regimen to manage a difficult-to-heal lymphovenous leg ulcer

The main functions of the lymphatic system in the context of healing leg ulcers...

Patient experiences of people with leg ulcers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The thematic analysis identified 102 codes grouped into three themes to describe the content of 609 citations of interest for the research. Table 3 reports the themes and codes along with the number...

Nursing students' skills in applying short-stretch compression bandages using the control of compression bandaging score

Nurses' knowledge of VLUs and familiarity with compression therapy devices appears to be low (Heyer et al, 2017b; Duran-Saenz et al, 2022). In 2014, Ylönen et al (2014) conducted a systematic review...

Getting wound care right: evaluation of a week of intensive teaching on wound care for undergraduate nursing students

It is widely recognised that wound care spans not only the life course of the population, but also the health and social care settings in which people may live, work and access. With rising numbers of...

Nurses' wound care competency in a sample of hospitals in Northern Vietnam

In all, 518 participants completed the study, the general characteristics of subjects are presented in Table 2. The majority of participants were young, average age was 32.25±7.31; with women...

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Tissue Viability

Use of closed incision negative pressure wound therapy on C-section wounds in obese women

A review of the current literature on the use of ciNPWT was conducted by searching the Medline online database. Key terms used for this search were ‘caesarean section’ or ‘ceserean section’, ‘negative...

Evaluation of a chitosan dressing in the management of hard-to-heal wounds

The number of people with hard-to-heal wounds is increasing year on year, parallel to the ageing population and coupled with the rise in incidence of long-term high-risk conditions, currently...

Pressure ulcer prevention, patient positioning and protective equipment

A PU has been defined as ‘localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing...

Tissue Viability

Frugal innovation in wound care: a critical discussion of what we can learn from low-resource settings

While the NHS has a track record of creating and implementing innovations, it is less positive when adopting and diffusing them (Bamford et al, 2017). Despite the introduction of the NHS Long Term...

Considerations in wound care of patients living with dementia

While older people are generally at a higher risk of sustaining wounds, the Alzheimer's Society (2016) has identified further impediments to wound healing experienced by PLWD. These include:.

Working in partnership to implement change in wound dressings use

The aim of the project at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust was to ensure that changes in the wound care service would provide wound management that considered foremost patient...

Holistic care of patients with diabetic foot ulcers during the COVID-19 era: integration of Henderson's Need Theory

This review used online databases including Scopus, SAGE, SpringerLink, ProQuest, PubMed, CINAHL, and Google Scholar.

Impact of prolonged PPE use on Canadian health professionals

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore the impact that prolonged PPE use has on the skin integrity of Canadian health professionals. The two research questions posed were:.

The influence zone: a critical performance measure for negative pressure wound therapy systems

The published work of the author and his research group, to determine the strain sensitivity threshold that triggers or promotes the collective migration of fibroblasts, revealed that 0.5% strains are...

Moisture-associated skin damage: a framework to guide decision making

The authors propose using the TIME Clinical Decision Support Tool (CDST) (Moore et al, 2019) to approach MASD effectively. TIME stands for:.

The state of wound assessment tools in Singapore: an evaluation study

This study aimed to evaluate how well the existing WATs used in Singapore and seven other well-established WATs benchmark against evidence-based criteria. The study adopted an action evaluation...

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A deep-dive thematic analysis of low-harm hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

Not all NHS organisations perform root cause analysis (RCA) investigations for low-harm HAPUs. However, in the author's experience, organisations that embrace all available learning from these...

Leg ulcer service provision in NHS hospitals

This audit aims to explore current leg ulcer services including the provision of compression therapy for inpatients affected by leg ulcers in hospitals..

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