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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

CPD

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...

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

08 July 2019

Nursing Standard

Skin

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...

Understanding the elements of a holistic wound assessment

21 September 2020

Nursing Standard

Skin

Wounds have become a significant public health challenge and consume a large amount of healthcare resources. Wounds can have severe negative effects on patients’...

Best practice in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot

07 April 2021

Primary Health Care

Wound management

Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers on the foot place a significant economic burden on the UK’s healthcare system. However, diabetic foot...