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Melanie Stephens

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Head of Interprofessional Education, School of Health and Society, University of Salford

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Wound care in hard-to-reach populations: rough sleepers

‘People sleeping, about to bed down (sitting on/in or standing next to their bedding) or actually bedded down in the open air (such as on the streets, in tents, doorways, parks, bus shelters or...

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...

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...

The skin and associated disorders

The skin (integumentary system) is the largest organ of the body, weighs 2.7–3.6 kg and has an average surface area of 1.9 m2. It also has many functions (Table 1) and is made up of the hair and nails...

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