Harrogate Poster Presentations 2011

The Harrogate 2011 case series poster area is sponsored by Systagenix.

  1.  Harrogate poster presentations
    Harrogate poster presentations
  2. A 10 Patient evaluation of a new active debridement system
    A 10 Patient evaluation of a new active debridement systemVIEW PDF

    Wound debris and sloughy/necrotic tissue make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, possibly leading to wound infection. The rapid removal of this debris and devitalised tissue improves wound healing outcomes and reduces the overall treatment time and...

  3. A barrier cream solution for sensitive patients
    A barrier cream solution for sensitive patientsVIEW PDF

    There are many factors taken into account when diagnosing sensitive patients. These include inherited factors, gender, age, and race differences. Also the patient history including wounds and their treatments is influential and particularly in leg...

  4. A case study to demonstrate that following the 2 week rule for the use of topical antimicrobials can lead to wound healing
    A case study to demonstrate that following the 2 week rule for the use of topical antimicrobials can lead to wound healingVIEW PDF

    The aim of this poster is to demonstrate via a case study how using a structured approach based upon flow chart guidance can support appropriate wound treatment and hence the likelihood of progression to timely wound healing.

  5. A case-series appraisal of a single-use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system in secondary care
    A case-series appraisal of a single-use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system in secondary careVIEW PDF

    This poster describes how a case series approach was employed to appraise the performance of PICO within a secondary care setting.

  6. A cohort study to investigate the benefit of the use of DryMax ExtraTM superabsorbent Wound Dressing on a population of wet wounds
    A cohort study to investigate the benefit of the use of DryMax ExtraTM superabsorbent Wound Dressing on a population of wet woundsVIEW PDF

    The problems associated with managing heavily exuding wounds in the community are well known but the dressings selected to manage these wounds are still not always the most appropriate1. There is a high cost in materials, labour and patient comfort...

  7. A collaborative model for wound care education
    A collaborative model for wound care educationVIEW PDF

    It is the responsibility of all nurses to ensure they maintain their professional knowledge and competence (NMC 2008). Patients with wounds are cared for in a variety of healthcare settings, by a number of clinicians, during their journey of care. For...

  8. A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement system
    A new solution to an old problem – an innovative active debridement systemVIEW PDF

    This is the case study of Mrs H an 81 year old with a history of a venous leg ulcer and varicose eczema since July 2007 possibly originating from a bite. She presented to the surgery in May 2008.

  9. A pilot study exploring quality of life experienced by patients undergoing negative pressure wound therapy as part of their wound care treatment
    A pilot study exploring quality of life experienced by patients undergoing negative pressure wound therapy as part of their wound care treatmentVIEW PDF

    Negative Pressure Wound Therapy [NPWT] has emerged as a non-pharmacological treatment for acute and chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic wounds, abdominal wounds, and trauma wounds. It is primarily used for more complex chronic wounds (Kirb

  10. A pressure ulcer management and reduction programme for the east of England
    A pressure ulcer management and reduction programme for the east of EnglandVIEW PDF

    A working group of senior managers and clinicians has been convened with an appointed project lead who has direct responsibility to Nurse Director for NHS Midlands and East , Chair of the Pressure Ulcer Management and Reduction Programme Board and Chief...

  11. A randomised control clinical study in diabetic foot ulcers correlating collagen/orc/silver treatment and protease levels with healing and non-healing wounds
    A randomised control clinical study in diabetic foot ulcers correlating collagen/orc/silver treatment and protease levels with healing and non-healing woundsVIEW PDF

    This clinical study investigated the beneficial effects of collagen/ORC/silver in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and determined whether there is a correlation between protease activity levels and wound healing.

  12. A retrospective audit of referrals received by the tissue viability service where patients were treated with Medihoney between January 2008 to July 2011
    A retrospective audit of referrals received by the tissue viability service where patients were treated with Medihoney between January 2008 to July 2011VIEW PDF
  13. Achieving regional consensus – defining local standards for pressure ulcer reporting
    Achieving regional consensus – defining local standards for pressure ulcer reportingVIEW PDF

    The challenges were to reduce the incidence of category 2, 3 and 4 acquired pressure ulcers, achieve 100% root cause analysis of acquired category 3 and 4 ulcers, reporting healing and deterioration of all pressure ulcers on the case load. The inherent

  14. Advazorb foam range: providing clinical performance and cost effectiveness
    Advazorb foam range: providing clinical performance and cost effectivenessVIEW PDF

    A small series of case studies were conducted using Advazorb® foam dressings on a variety of wounds with varying aetiologies.

  15. An improved and new Advazorb hydrophilic foam dressing
    An improved and new Advazorb hydrophilic foam dressingVIEW PDF

    This poster reports the progress of three patients employing the Advazorb® foam dressing and the results.

  16. An in vitro model demonstrating the ability of collagen/orc dressings to rebalance the wound environment
    An in vitro model demonstrating the ability of collagen/orc dressings to rebalance the wound environmentVIEW PDF

    This study assesses the ability of a collagen/oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC)/silver dressing to reduce inflammatory protease activity in vitro.

  17. An investigation into the prevention of blistering in post operative wounds: results of a delphi survey
    An investigation into the prevention of blistering in post operative wounds: results of a delphi surveyVIEW PDF

    This poster presents the results of an international 2 stage Delphi survey carried out via e mail, to achieve consensus between experts and practitioners, as to the most clinical and cost effective dressings and post-operative wound management to prevent

  18. An observational study evaluating the efficacy of Accel-Heal® on the management of non-healing venous leg ulcersAn observational study evaluating the efficacy of Accel-Heal on the management of non-healing venous leg ulcers
    An observational study evaluating the efficacy of Accel-Heal® on the management of non-healing venous leg ulcersAn observational study evaluating the efficacy of Accel-Heal on the management of non-healing venous leg ulcersVIEW PDF

    The study was based upon the hypothesis that Accel-Heal will promote healing in venous leg ulcers (VLU) that have been previously clinically classified as non-healing. In this study Accel-Heal proved to be an effective in stimulating nonhealing VLU...

  19. Audit of management of leg ulceration at GP practices in Warwickshire.
    Audit of management of leg ulceration at GP practices in Warwickshire.VIEW PDF

    In Jan 2011 the Leg Ulcer Nurse at Warwick Hospital with support from the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness team commenced an audit project looking at provision of care for leg ulcer patients currently managed by the GP practices in Warwickshire.

  20. Case studies demonstrating the beneficial effects
    Case studies demonstrating the beneficial effectsVIEW PDF
  21. Case study series evaluating the use of new adhesive mini foam dressings* in podiatry patients
    Case study series evaluating the use of new adhesive mini foam dressings* in podiatry patientsVIEW PDF

    Dressing management of moisture in podiatry patients with low to high exuding wounds is critical for optimal wound health. For a low exuding wound, poor dressing performance can result in the wound bed drying out; in a highly exuding wound there is the...

  22. Challenging traditional methods of lower limb bandaging
    Challenging traditional methods of lower limb bandagingVIEW PDF

    A 53 year old gentleman presented at clinic with a history of longstanding venous leg ulceration. He had previously been treated with 4 layer compression bandages below knee but had consequently developed severe, distorted swelling above and below the...

  23. Classification of Wounds at Risk (W.A.R. Score) and their antimicrobial treatment with Polihexanide —A practice-oriented expert recommendation
    Classification of Wounds at Risk (W.A.R. Score) and their antimicrobial treatment with Polihexanide —A practice-oriented expert recommendationVIEW PDF

    This expert recommendation aims to contribute to the clarification of the term “risk wound” and to provide an aid in the decision process as to which situations justify the use of antiseptics as a therapeutic measure for preventing wound infections.

  24. Clinical evidence to support the appropriate use of silver dressings in wound careClinical evidence to support the appropriate use of silver dressings in wound care
    Clinical evidence to support the appropriate use of silver dressings in wound careClinical evidence to support the appropriate use of silver dressings in wound careVIEW PDF

    Controversy surrounds the use and cost effectiveness of silver dressings in clinical practice.Thepresent study providesclinical evidenceto support appropriateuse of silver dressings

  25. Development of a national UK bowel management education working party
    Development of a national UK bowel management education working partyVIEW PDF

    It is the aim of this poster to provide an insight into how a commercial organisation has set up a working party to assess the educational needs of healthcare professional in this healthcare arena.

  26. Differentiation of moisture lesions and pressure ulcers
    Differentiation of moisture lesions and pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    This poster will examine the reliability of nurses in diagnosing moisture lesions and is aimed at all healthcare professionals that manage skin damage of this type

  27. Do your mattresses fit your beds?
    Do your mattresses fit your beds?VIEW PDF

    In clinical practice it appears that many more patients are developing pressure ulcers to the heel area.

  28. Early adoption of collagen/ORC therapies improves clinical outcome
    Early adoption of collagen/ORC therapies improves clinical outcomeVIEW PDF

    This prospective multi-centre cohort study of venous leg ulcers was designed to investigate prognostic factors predictive of response to collagen/ORC and collagen/ORC/silver treatment.

  29. EPA protease activity levels associated with healing status of chronic wounds
    EPA protease activity levels associated with healing status of chronic woundsVIEW PDF

    Through clinical studies we have established the level of inflammatory protease activity (EPA) above which matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and elastase activities correlate with non-healing chronic wounds. This is the first time that a level of protease

  30. Evaluating an improved absorbent foam layer for fluid handling capabilities and tensile strength
    Evaluating an improved absorbent foam layer for fluid handling capabilities and tensile strengthVIEW PDF

    Systagenix provide the TIELLE® family, a range of absorbent foam dressings in their portfolio designed for various wound types and exudate levels.

  31. Evaluation of the fluid handling properties of hydropolymer foam dressings for managing wound exudate
    Evaluation of the fluid handling properties of hydropolymer foam dressings for managing wound exudateVIEW PDF

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of the TIELLE® Family of dressings with an improved TIELLE® Comfort Plus range of dressings and similar other product offerings.

  32. Flaminal: It’s about T.I.M.E.
    Flaminal: It’s about T.I.M.E.VIEW PDF

    The aims of the study were to evaluate the acceptability of Flaminal in the management of wounds by patients and healthcare professionals when compared to previous dressings in a primary and secondary care setting.

  33. Improved healing of foot wounds following the application of cycloidal vibration therapy (vibro-pulse) to patients attending a podiatry outpatients clinic
    Improved healing of foot wounds following the application of cycloidal vibration therapy (vibro-pulse) to patients attending a podiatry outpatients clinicVIEW PDF
  34. Improving outcomes for patients with chronic wounds
    Improving outcomes for patients with chronic woundsVIEW PDF

    Two patients within the leg ulcer clinic were assessed as having wounds that were failing to heal after conventional treatment. After reassessment and exclusion of other factors that may be preventing wound healing it was identifi ed that an increase...

  35. Innovations in treatment Mediven leg ulcer kit case study
    Innovations in treatment Mediven leg ulcer kit case studyVIEW PDF

    Leg ulceration is a challenging area for the practitioners involved in its’ management. Timely, holistic assessment is vital in providing quality outcomes, patients need to be involved in their care and be central to decisions regarding their management.

  36. Innovative ways to deliver education in Tissue Viability at UHCW NHS Trust
    Innovative ways to deliver education in Tissue Viability at UHCW NHS TrustVIEW PDF

    The education programme at UHCW NHS Trust has always been extensive and encompasses topics such as wound management, pressure ulcer prevention and leg ulcer management as well as link worker days and an annual conference. The methods used within this...

  37. Management in a rural nursing practice of deteriorating complex wounds due to animal bites: experience with a protocol combining wicking followed by lipido-colloid dressings
    Management in a rural nursing practice of deteriorating complex wounds due to animal bites: experience with a protocol combining wicking followed by lipido-colloid dressingsVIEW PDF

    Whether from a minor bite or from something more serious, all wounds inflicted by animals are usually at risk from both a healing and infection point of view and require careful management and appropriate medical care following the initial treatment in...

  38. Management of a patient with benign breast disease and post-surgical wound treated with MEDIHONEY
    Management of a patient with benign breast disease and post-surgical wound treated with MEDIHONEYVIEW PDF
  39. Managing non-healing mixed aetiology leg ulcers using the new K Two Reduced compression system
    Managing non-healing mixed aetiology leg ulcers using the new K Two Reduced compression systemVIEW PDF

    Treatment for venous leg ulcers clearly identifi es use of compression therapy (O’Meara et al 2009) but a high proportion of a TVN’s caseload consists of mixed aetiology pathology and those patients who are intolerant of high levels of compression...

  40. Managing skin reactions in radiotherapy patients: a pilot study
    Managing skin reactions in radiotherapy patients: a pilot studyVIEW PDF

    This study was meant to determine whether it is beneficial to apply Flaminal® at the start of radiotherapy treatment prior to a skin reaction developing or to apply Flaminal at the first signs of the skin becoming red as a result of the radiotherapy.

  41. Managing traumatic lower leg lacerations with the K Two compression bandage system at Southend Wound Management Unit
    Managing traumatic lower leg lacerations with the K Two compression bandage system at Southend Wound Management UnitVIEW PDF

    The Wound Management Unit (WMU) was opened in April 2009 with a predominately nurse-led service and has been widely recognised for its innovation and for improving patient experience.

  42. Measuring the success of a new strategy for pressure ulcer prevention
    Measuring the success of a new strategy for pressure ulcer preventionVIEW PDF

    The tissue viability team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust launched a newstrategy for the prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers.

  43. Non‐hypoxic wounds treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    Non‐hypoxic wounds treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapyVIEW PDF

    DDRC occasionally receives referrals for unusual cases of chronic wounds that appear not to have a major hypoxic component. Three of these cases were reviewed to assess the outcome of HBO. The patient’s condition and wound history, number ofhyperbaric...

  44. Optimising skin care for the incontinent patient
    Optimising skin care for the incontinent patientVIEW PDF

    This poster reports a structured, prospective product evaluation of Clinisan emollient skin cleansing foam from Synergy Health (a specialist skin care product) within an elderly care setting. The aim of the study was to determine whether the emollient c

  45. Optimising skin care for the incontinent patient
    Optimising skin care for the incontinent patientVIEW PDF

    This poster reports a structured, prospective product evaluation of Clinisan emollient skin cleansing foam from Synergy Health (a specialist skin care product) within an elderly care setting. The aim of the study was to determine whether the emollient c

  46. Overcoming compression intolerance with the K Two bandage system
    Overcoming compression intolerance with the K Two bandage systemVIEW PDF
  47. Peri-wound skin blistering: an evaluation of Aquacel™ surgical post orthopaedic surgery
    Peri-wound skin blistering: an evaluation of Aquacel™ surgical post orthopaedic surgeryVIEW PDF

    After a series of post operative blistering incidents following orthopaedic surgery where film and pad surgical dressings were used, and in an attempt to reduce the incidence of this type of tissue trauma, BMI Healthcare trialed and audited a new and...

  48. Peripheral neuropathy using Activheal Aquafiber to control exudate and promote healing of a chronic wound of a type 2 diabetic patient
    Peripheral neuropathy using Activheal Aquafiber to control exudate and promote healing of a chronic wound of a type 2 diabetic patientVIEW PDF

    In the UK it is conservatively estimated that there are around 64,000 individuals with active foot ulceration at any time and 2,600 amputations annually in patients with a foot ulcer (Gordois et al, 2003). ActivHeal Aquafiber® is a soft conformable fibrou

  49. Pilot study to investigate the impact of drugs and other factors on wound healing in patients attending tertiary wound clinics
    Pilot study to investigate the impact of drugs and other factors on wound healing in patients attending tertiary wound clinicsVIEW PDF
  50. Pressure ulcers – Analysis of the cost of treatment
    Pressure ulcers – Analysis of the cost of treatmentVIEW PDF

    The aim of this study was to determine the cost of treating a hospital acquired category 4 pressure ulcer at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  51. Recording pressure ulcers
    Recording pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    A basic online form was originally developed in 2004 but more recent guidance on pressure ulcer management has prompted the development of a more robust tool to record and report pressure ulcer activity. PUNT greatly reduces the overhead required to monit

  52. Sharing leg ulcer care at Galanos house
    Sharing leg ulcer care at Galanos houseVIEW PDF

    This poster describes case studies of 2 patients referred to Warwick Leg Ulcer Clinic from a Galanos House, a local nursing home. It highlights difficulties experienced by nursing homes when managing leg ulcer care and describes how Galanos House, Warwic

  53. Single use negative pressure therapy following surgical debridement of a diabetic foot ulcer
    Single use negative pressure therapy following surgical debridement of a diabetic foot ulcerVIEW PDF

    This poster describes the experiences of clinician’s using PICO in the management of diabetic foot ulceration and raises the possibility that it could make NPWT accessible to those patients for whom conventional canister-based NPWT would be ill-suited.

  54. Skin integrity: a clinical guide to ‘best practice’
    Skin integrity: a clinical guide to ‘best practice’VIEW PDF

    A group of lead Clinicians in collaboration with ConvaTec decided to develop a ‘simple easy to use guide’ to reinforce and build on the latest EPUAP documentation and assist in management and the differential diagnosis between healthy skin, excoriation,...

  55. Standardised documentation, education & multi-disciplinary working: the dramatic impact upon pressure ulcer statistics
    Standardised documentation, education & multi-disciplinary working: the dramatic impact upon pressure ulcer statisticsVIEW PDF

    A pressure ulcer working group was set up to improve the care that was provided to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

  56. Study to determine the ease of handling of a new non-adhering silicone primary wound contact layer compared to commercially available wound contact layers
    Study to determine the ease of handling of a new non-adhering silicone primary wound contact layer compared to commercially available wound contact layersVIEW PDF

    The aim of this study was to allow wound care professionals to assess the ease of handling of a new non-adhering silicone primary wound contact layer compared to three commercially available wound contact layers.

  57. Targeted use of protease modulating dressings improves clinical outcomes
    Targeted use of protease modulating dressings improves clinical outcomesVIEW PDF

    We hypothesise that greater efficacy with these treatments could be achieved if they were targeted for use on EPA wounds.

  58. The beneficial effects of a non-releasing silver containing wound dressings on fibroblast
    The beneficial effects of a non-releasing silver containing wound dressings on fibroblastVIEW PDF

    We examined the effect of ACC + Silver on dermal fibroblasts exposed to the dressing and the effect on cell proliferation was measured.

  59. The benefits of activated charcoal cloth with silver on odour control and bacterial endotoxin binding
    The benefits of activated charcoal cloth with silver on odour control and bacterial endotoxin bindingVIEW PDF

    In this study we wanted to determine if the presence of silver provided any additional benefits to the activated charcoal cloth in eliminating odour.

  60. The dehisced abdomen following invasive urological surgical intervention and radiotherapy – the wound care challenge
    The dehisced abdomen following invasive urological surgical intervention and radiotherapy – the wound care challengeVIEW PDF

    This case study explores the complex challenges of managing the patient with a dehisced abdomen complicated by stoma leakage and peri skin fragility following radiotherapy.

  61. The design principles of non-adherent materials & the challenges of maximising dressing performance without compromising the mode of action
    The design principles of non-adherent materials & the challenges of maximising dressing performance without compromising the mode of actionVIEW PDF

    The pore size and/or open area of a number of non-adherent dressings were used to assist in the interpretation of the generated data in a range of in-vitro and in-vivo experiments. Dressings evaluated included a range of commercially available dressings

  62. The effects of MIST Therapy on the debridement of an ulcer to a lower limb extremity
    The effects of MIST Therapy on the debridement of an ulcer to a lower limb extremityVIEW PDF

    This is a case study of a 27 year old female diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythema who developed an ulcer to her lower right leg.

  63. The implementation of V.A.C. Via within a UK NHS primary Care Trust
    The implementation of V.A.C. Via within a UK NHS primary Care TrustVIEW PDF
  64. The importance of proteases in wound healing and wound assessment
    The importance of proteases in wound healing and wound assessmentVIEW PDF

    A survey was carried out to establish the clinical importance and current understanding of proteases and their impact on wound assessment and treatment choice. The results presented here are the results and conclusions from this survey

  65. The management of a patient with a grade 4 pressure ulcer and MRSA wound infection using a Versiva XC dressing combined with a hydrofiber antimicrobial dressing, Aquacel
    The management of a patient with a grade 4 pressure ulcer and MRSA wound infection using a Versiva XC dressing combined with a hydrofiber antimicrobial dressing, AquacelVIEW PDF

    This dressing regime demonstrates how the appropriate use of topical antimicrobials, i.e. 2 weekly reviews and discontinuation when no longer indicated, manages wound infection effectively.

  66. The Moccasin Technique. An alternative to toe bandaging.
    The Moccasin Technique. An alternative to toe bandaging.VIEW PDF

    This case study shows an alternative technique that negates the need for individual toe bandaging that could be adopted into general nursing practice.

  67. The OPUS Survey – a selection of clinical cases treated with UrgoStart until complete epithelialisation achieved
    The OPUS Survey – a selection of clinical cases treated with UrgoStart until complete epithelialisation achievedVIEW PDF

    The objective of the OPUS survey, a prospective observational study concerning the long-term follow-up of chronic wounds, was to determine the prevalence of completely healed chronic wounds after 24 weeks of treatment using UrgoStart® foam impregnated...

  68. The pressure ulcer strategy of a newly integrated NHS organisation
    The pressure ulcer strategy of a newly integrated NHS organisationVIEW PDF

    Walsall acute and community Trusts integrated in April 2011 to form the new Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. The two Tissue Viability teams have developed ways of working together as one to have the greatest impact on patient outcomes, meeting targets,...

  69. The role of the link nurse in reducing patient referrals to the tissue viability teamThe role of the link nurse in reducing patient referrals to the tissue viability team
    The role of the link nurse in reducing patient referrals to the tissue viability teamThe role of the link nurse in reducing patient referrals to the tissue viability teamVIEW PDF

    The trust board agreed that the Tissue Viability Link Nurses would be released from normal duties for one day per week and this time would be dedicated initially for promoting pressure ulcer prevention and management.

  70. The total purchase of dressings in nursing homes
    The total purchase of dressings in nursing homesVIEW PDF

    With an urgent need to review and develop ways to reduce the total expenditure on dressings whilst continuing to provide clinically cost effective care an initiative to provide dressing for Nursing homes via a total purchase scheme was piloted in one...

  71. The use of a portable , wearable form of pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic energy device for the healing of recalcitrant ulcers
    The use of a portable , wearable form of pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic energy device for the healing of recalcitrant ulcersVIEW PDF

    BioElectronics has developed lightweight wearable PRFE devices making it an easy to use therapy. These devices emit a lower energy level, compensated for by extended treatment times.

  72. The use of DACC coated dressing on diabetic foot ulceration: a nineteen patient evaluation
    The use of DACC coated dressing on diabetic foot ulceration: a nineteen patient evaluationVIEW PDF

    Target ulcers were treated with good traditional wound care and dressed with the test dressing for a period of up to 4 weeks, during which time they were evaluated for signs and symptoms of localised infection and pain.

  73. The use of MIST Therapy on chronic wounds
    The use of MIST Therapy on chronic woundsVIEW PDF

    The aim of this patient trial was to explore the benefits of MIST Therapy in conjunction with conventional treatments on three patients in clinical practice.

  74. The use of PICO in the management of a complex dehisced abdominal wound
    The use of PICO in the management of a complex dehisced abdominal woundVIEW PDF
  75. The use of topical oxygen therapy in complex surgical wounds
    The use of topical oxygen therapy in complex surgical woundsVIEW PDF

    The aim of the evaluation was to observe the use of topical oxygen therapy on 5 female patients who were referred to the Wound Care Service after developing wound complications post-mastectomy, and whose wounds were not progressing with advanced wound...

  76. The WoundWatch - Die WundUhr
    The WoundWatch - Die WundUhrVIEW PDF

    The aim of the WoundWatch (German: WundUhr) is to: 1. simplify the approach to modern wound treatment for professionals, beginners and patients. 2. improve the communication between doctors and nurses.

  77. Through the keyhole: clinical evaluation of new polymeric membrane dressings for peri-tube skin management
    Through the keyhole: clinical evaluation of new polymeric membrane dressings for peri-tube skin managementVIEW PDF

    A new pre-cut dressing for tube sites was recently made available to the NHS (PolyMem). To ensure practice is kept up to date, these dressings were reviewed for suitability via an in-trust clinical evaluation.

  78. Treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer with Flaminal and KerraMax
    Treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer with Flaminal and KerraMaxVIEW PDF

    Approximately 15% of patients with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some point. Diabetic foot ulcers are at a greater risk of infection and possible amputation than non-diabetic foot ulcers partially because the normal physiological steps of the wound...

  79. UrgoStart, a foam dressing with Technology Lipido-Colloid (TLC) and Nano-OligoSaccharide Factor (NOSF) helps healing faster and improves quality of life – a case study
    UrgoStart, a foam dressing with Technology Lipido-Colloid (TLC) and Nano-OligoSaccharide Factor (NOSF) helps healing faster and improves quality of life – a case studyVIEW PDF

    Most wounds normally heal within 4-14 days with little intervention. It is not necessarily an indicator of a problem in the healing process if a wound does not heal within a certain time frame as long as progression is being made. However in the communi

  80. Use of 2 – layer compression bandaging* in a care home setting. A case study.
    Use of 2 – layer compression bandaging* in a care home setting. A case study.VIEW PDF

    Queen's House is a 32 bedded care home providing nursing and residential care to elderly residents in the Scottish Borders. Mrs. C, an 89 year old lady, came to Queen's House from sheltered housing with a venous leg ulcer which had been present for 20...

  81. Use of UrgoStart Contact dressing in longstanding chronic wounds
    Use of UrgoStart Contact dressing in longstanding chronic woundsVIEW PDF

    The dressing evaluated is a protease inhibitor dressing (UrgoStart Contact), which both neutralises the activity of the MMPs and absorbs them at the same time, therefore kick starting the wound healing process.

  82. Using a nanocrystalline silver dressing appropriately, alongside recommended pressure ulcer management, can aid in the rapid healing of an infected sacral pressure ulcer
    Using a nanocrystalline silver dressing appropriately, alongside recommended pressure ulcer management, can aid in the rapid healing of an infected sacral pressure ulcerVIEW PDF

    The aim of this poster is to demonstrate that silver used appropriately alongside recommended pressure ulcer management, can aid in the rapid healing of an infected sacral pressure ulcer.

  83. Working together to improve the reporting of patient outcomes in reducing Pressure Ulcers across a health economy
    Working together to improve the reporting of patient outcomes in reducing Pressure Ulcers across a health economyVIEW PDF

    This is a closure meeting between senior clinical staff within the commissioning organisation where all analysis was fed back to the referring parties and lessons learnt assurance was gained.

  84. Wound size reduction of a four-year-old chronic ulcer with UrgoStart Contact
    Wound size reduction of a four-year-old chronic ulcer with UrgoStart ContactVIEW PDF

    The dressing evaluated (UrgoStart Contact) is a contact layer with TLC-NOSF Technology (polyester mesh impregnated with hydrocolloid, petroleum jelly and healing accelerator NOSF particles) and is indicated for chronic or recurring wounds.