Best Practice Statements
The resources below are free to download. Please revisit this section regularly, as more best practice resources will become available.
- Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedemaVIEW PDF
People with lipoedema in the UK face significant challenges. Many are not recognised by healthcare professionals as having the condition or are misdiagnosed. Awareness of lipoedema among medical practitioners is poor, and little clinical research is focused...Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis BullosaVIEW PDF
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) describes a rare complex group of inherited skin fragility disorders. Ideally patients should be managed in a specialist centre. EB is a lifelong disorder that requires specialist intervention and considerations to minimise complications...Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulcerationVIEW PDF
The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide patient-centred, holistic management strategies to clinicians dealing with venous leg ulceration, based on recommendations from an expert working group.Compression Hosiery, Second editionVIEW PDF
The second edition of Best practice statement: Compression hosiery provides much-needed guidance about how to appropriately assess for, choose and apply compression hosiery, as well as how to manage patient patients within a well-defined multidisciplinary...Principles of wound management in paediatric patientsVIEW PDF
This is the fist edition of Best practice statement: Principles of wound management in paediatric patients. It seeks to explain, in accessible and meaningful language, the rationale for application of wound care knowledge in paediatric patients with wounds.Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management VIEW PDF
Wound infection can be financially costly to healthcare organisations and can negatively affect quality of life for patients, families and carers, due to pain, malodour, frequent dressing changes, loss of appetite, malaise, or deterioration of glycaemic control...Best Practice Statement: Effective exudate managementVIEW PDF
The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide relevant and clinically useful information to guide those managing highly exuding wounds.Best Practice Statement: Eliminating pressure ulcersVIEW PDF
The Best Practice Statement: Eliminating pressure ulcers uses the latest literature, including international, national and regional guidelines to provide information that reflects current best practice,as well as the expert opinion of a team of specialists. During...Care of the older person’s skin: Best practice statement (Second edition) VIEW PDF
The aim of this best practice statement is to provide relevant and useful information to guide those active in the clinical area, who are responsible for the management of skin care in an ageing patient population.Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antiseptic/antimicrobial agents in wound management, 2nd editionVIEW PDF
This document has been compiled to fulfill a distinct need. The literature on the management of wound infection has been criticised for its paucity of reliable evidence. This, we believe, is because there are Cochrane-style systematic reviews drawing attention...