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Solutions, techniques and pressure in wound cleansing

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This information on best practice discusses the evidence on the use of solutions, techniques and pressure in wound cleansing. The article has been reproduced with...

Management and prevention of abnormal scars

30 March 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines the formation of abnormal scars and describes how the different types can be treated. Psychological issues may result from scarring. The...

Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management

21 October 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Honey was commonly used to treat wounds until the introduction of antibiotics. However, increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria mean that alternative...

Assessment and management of surgical wounds in clinical practice

06 September 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Successful nursing care of surgical wounds is dependent on the nurse’s knowledge and understanding of normal wound healing physiology, the type of surgery performed,...

Accountability and legal issues in tissue viability nursing

20 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Avoidable pressure ulcers are being increasingly used as an indicator of substandard care. Healthcare professionals may have to account for their actions when a...

Reswick and Rogers pressure-time curve for pressure ulcer risk. Part 1

15 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pressure ulcers are one of the most potentially devastating complications in individuals confined to a bed or a wheelchair for an extended period. Severe pressure...

Reswick and Rogers pressure-time curve for pressure ulcer risk. Part 2

22 July 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In part one of this article, the concepts of an injury threshold were explained and it was shown that the Reswick and Rogers pressure-time curve is inaccurate at the...

The role of antiseptics in pressure ulcer management

19 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pressure ulcers are areas of localised tissue damage and are associated with increased morbidity. The presence of infection further increases the risk of tissue...

Evaluating the effectiveness of wound management products

19 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Evaluating and selecting wound management products is an important aspect of a tissue viability nurse’s role. This article describes how the Association of Tissue...

Reducing trauma associated with burns care using Safetac technology

12 September 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The nature of a burn may itself cause significant pain, which may be exacerbated by external factors such as dressing of the wound, wound debridement and surgical...