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Dressing selection for the treatment of coumarin necrosis

23 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The correct dressing selection is of vital importance in producing as rapid a healing response as possible. John Timmons demonstrates the effects of a new dressing...

Wound dressings

01 May 2001

Paediatric Nursing

CPD

Each child, wound and wound site is unique and these factors will impact on the type of dressing the nurse decides to use. Wound dressings broadly fall into a number...

Wound dressings

01 June 2002

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The increasing number and complexity of dressings available to nurses, combined with a lack of guidelines for their use with...

Dressing wounds

01 July 1999

Nursing Older People

Dressing wounds

Aims and outcomes The aim of this article is to update nurses’ knowledge on the variety of modern wound dressings available, and the practical application of these...

Wound management in children

01 October 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Georgina Casey explains the physiological events in wound healing in children, the rationale for dressing selection and the importance of taking a holistic approach...

Exudate management in fungating malignant wounds

01 December 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Fungating wounds are caused by infiltration of the skin by a local tumour and/or recurrent or metastatic spread from a primary tumour. Only a relatively small number...

Wound debridement: evaluating the costs

14 February 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Debridement is the technique used to remove slough and necrotic tissues that can prevent or delay wound healing. The authors compare the published evidence on the...

Mixing and matching dressing products

23 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The reality of wound management in clinical practice leaves a lot to be desired in relation to dressing selection and use. Maureen Benbow highlights some of the...

Compression bandaging

06 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Compression therapy is an important element to the treatment of venous leg ulcers. The factors to be considered when applying compression bandage therapy are...

Wound bed preparation: theory to practice

21 May 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of and rationale for wound bed preparation. It seeks to increase nurses’ knowledge and understanding of the roles of the main cells...