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Recognising infection in wounds

22 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the clinical signs and symptoms that help healthcare staff recognise infection, which can be a painful, distressing and potentially...

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...

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

29 August 2018

Emergency Nurse

literature review

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These injuries result from a variety of mechanisms with most occurring at home by...

Best practice in wound assessment

02 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Accurate and considered wound assessment is essential to fulfil professional nursing requirements and ensure appropriate patient and wound management. This article...

Preventing the development of heel pressure ulcers

24 September 2018

Nursing Standard

Skin care

The heel is a common site for pressure ulcer development, particularly in people who are supine or semi-recumbent because of immobility. There is little protective...

Preventing medical device-related skin damage

02 September 2019

Nursing Standard


While medical technology is continuing to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life for patients, the number of people affected by medical device-related skin...

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

08 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Wounds have traditionally been classified as acute or chronic. While this classification is useful when attempting to estimate healing times, it might lead to an...