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Tissue viability

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...

Development of the Wound Resource Education Nurse (WREN) programme

The WREN programme is open to health professionals, healthcare assistants and link practitioners who are enthusiastic and willing to develop their knowledge and skills within tissue viability..

The management of malignant lower limb ulcers: clinical considerations

The wide variation in malignant ulcers adds to the complexity of establishing a clinical diagnosis. As such, a methodological approach to skin ulcers can provide clues suggestive of a malignant...

Moisture-associated skin damage: causes and an overview of assessment, classification and management

It is well documented that the skin is the largest organ of the body. It is made up of three layers (epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer) (Figures 1 and 2) and performs several important...

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