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An overview of compression therapy in leg ulceration

19 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of the current options for the application of compression therapy and a rationale for appropriate selection.

Pain assessment and management in patients with chronic wounds

16 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pain is a frequent symptom in patients with chronic wounds. It contributes to significant levels of suffering and distress, as well as reduced quality of life. This...

Understanding the role of proteases and pH in wound healing

18 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent research into chronic and non-healing wounds has helped increase our knowledge and understanding of the destructive processes that occur in wounds. Advanced...

Use of topical corticosteroids in the management of static wounds

20 February 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how to assess static wounds and discusses the use of topical corticosteroids as a treatment option.

Psychosocial effects of living with a leg ulcer

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Leg ulcers can have a significant effect on patients’ quality of life. Treatment needs to be holistic, focusing on managing and treating the wound, as well as...

Clinical management of non-healing wounds

14 March 2018

Nursing Standard


Chronic wounds are defined as those that have failed to heal after three months. There are various intrinsic and extrinsic factors that may result in the development...

Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage

24 January 2019

Nursing Standard

Skin care

The harmful effects of excessive moisture on a patient’s skin are well known. While traditionally considered an issue only encountered in continence care and older...

An overview of the prevention and management of wound infection

30 August 2022

Nursing Standard


A wound can be defined as infected when the presence and subsequent proliferation of microorganisms leads to a local or systemic response in an individual. Wound...

Managing malignant wounds in patients receiving palliative care

19 December 2022

Nursing Standard


Malignant wounds are a complication of cancer and usually develop in patients with advanced disease. Physical symptoms associated with these wounds include pain,...

Promoting an inclusive approach to assessing and managing chronic wounds

26 April 2023

Primary Health Care

Wound care

Chronic wounds can be burdensome for patients and are associated with a loss of independence and social withdrawal. Additionally, there are challenges for healthcare...