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The use of fly larvae in the treatment of wounds

10 December 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Chronic wounds, whether leg, pressure or diabetic foot ulcers, are a source of frustration for the nursing profession. They occupy a great deal of nursing time and...

Biofilms:possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds

21 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Biofilms can delay wound healing significantly. The aim of this article is to highlight strategies that could be used to treat chronic wounds containing biofilms....

Biofilms: possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds

15 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Biofilms can delay wound healing significantly. The aim of this article is to highlight strategies that could be used to treat chronic wounds containing biofilms....

Preventing medical device-related skin damage

02 September 2019

Nursing Standard

Skin

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...

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...

Prevention of surgical site infection

30 July 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common healthcare-associated infection that can cause patients extreme pain and discomfort, resulting in prolonged hospitalisation...