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The healing of amputation wounds

21 July 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the anticipated healing of amputation wounds and highlights potential problems and actions in the pre- and post-amputation phases.

Leg ulceration part 1: aetiology and pathophysiology

15 September 2004

Nursing Standard


In part one of this article, the underlying causes of chronic leg ulcers, professional issues and the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb are examined.

Developing a tissue viability nursing assistant role

21 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the approach taken to introduce and develop the role of the tissue viability nursing assistant in the tissue viability team at the University...

Non-cancer-related lymphoedema of the lower limb

20 February 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Lymphoedema is an incurable, progressive condition causing pain, psychological distress and mobility difficulties. Excessive swelling, worsening skin breakdown and...

Debridement methods in wound care

22 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Wound debridement is an essential part of effective wound care. There are many methods of debriding wounds and it is important that patients are involved in the...

Prevention of sore heels: Evidence and outcomes

01 May 2004

Paediatric Nursing


The orthopaedic service at the Sheffield Children’s hospital is a regional, tertiary service providing complex surgical procedures often requiring several days of...

Local factors and their impact on the wound healing process

01 November 2003

Primary Health Care


There have been important advances in the management of wound healing. This article brings together new and established knowledge.

The benefits of larval therapy in wound care

02 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the role of larval therapy as an alternative to conventional treatment for acute or chronic wounds that respond poorly to conventional...

Wound bed preparation and the TIME principles

06 December 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

The principles of wound bed preparation in the management of chronic wounds are described using the Tissue, Infection, Moisture, Edge (TIME) framework. TIME offers a...

Leg ulceration part 2: patient assessment

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard


In part 2 of this article, Jacqueline Murray examines patient assessment in relation to leg ulceration.