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Foot ulceration in diabetic patients

15 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Foot care is very important if patients with diabetes are to avoid ulceration complications. Kate Springett explains the importance of educating the patient to be...

Pressure sores: assessing the risk

01 March 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical pressure sores

The author describes a project which attempted to tally the patients at risk of pressure sores in a medical admissions ward with the resources available to prevent...

Identifying and combating the risk of pressure

06 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Risk assessment tools for pressure sores are commonplace in most nursing settings. This article describes a situation where a woman in a maternity unit developed...

Pressure ulcer incidence reporting

21 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To examine the accuracy of data collected on pressure ulcer incidence. A system for monitoring incidence has been in place since 1991 at a medium-sized hospital...

Senior nurses’ control expectations and the development of pressure ulcers

25 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this research was to establish whether the attitudes and expectations of senior nursing staff might adversely affect patient outcomes in the...

An evaluative approach to selecting mattresses

07 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Gillian Arblaster discusses the process undertaken by the Walsgrave Hospitals NHS Trust to evaluate dynamic pressure-relieving/reducing mattresses before deciding...

Nurses’ knowledge about pressure sore treatment and healing

07 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although nurses are more knowledgeable about pressure sore healing and treatment than expected, a small scale study found that there is still room for improvement....

Factors that compromise wound healing

01 June 2003

Primary Health Care


This article explores a zonal approach to wound assessment considered in a holistic context

Assessing pressure ulcer risk in long-term care using the Waterlow scale

01 September 2008

Nursing Older People


This article reports on a mixed-methods study examining the use of the Waterlow scale by nurses working in long-term care for older people in Scotland. Eight nurses...

Alternating pressure systems: reducing user error

11 June 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

The use oe eefective pressure relieving equipment Pressure-relieving equipment continues to play a major role in the prevention and management of pressure sores. It...