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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...

Hand injury: investigating the accuracy of referrals to a specialist trauma centre

26 January 2021

Emergency Nurse

hand injury

Hand injury is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). The accurate assessment of hand injuries is essential to ensure optimal management, which may...

Assessment and management of snake bites in the emergency department

09 November 2021

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Snake bites are a relatively rare presentation to emergency departments in the Western world. In the UK, there were 510 cases of snake bites between 2004 and 2010....

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...

Understanding the elements of a holistic wound assessment

21 September 2020

Nursing Standard


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