How To Guides

  1. Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of wounds
    Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of woundsVIEW PDF

    This ‘how to guide’ explains how registered nurses can improve assessment and documentation, in order to improve practice and meet CQUIN targets, and provides a checklist for structured holistic assessment.

  2. Effective compression therapy
    Effective compression therapyVIEW PDF

    Venous disease is common and most healthcare professionals will encounter patients who need or are receiving compression therapy, either with hosiery or bandages. Compression is the mainstay of treatment or prevention for venous ulcers and the aim must always...

  3. Flivasorb & Flivasorb Adhesive
    Flivasorb & Flivasorb AdhesiveVIEW PDF

    Chronic wounds present many challenges to the nurse and patient. In wounds that are producing large amounts of fluid, devising strategies to minimise the impact on the patient’s physical and psychosocial wellbeing can be particularly demanding. Flivasorb®...

  4. Meeting CQUIN targets: effective dressing selection
    Meeting CQUIN targets: effective dressing selectionVIEW PDF

    Performance targets relating to CQUINS have a direct impact on services and outcomes. This ‘how to guide’ looks at the role of effective exudate management in the attainment of targets set for pressure ulcer management. Appropriate wound dressings need...

  5. How to guide: Selecting a support surface
    How to guide: Selecting a support surfaceVIEW PDF

    The use of an appropriate support surface is a key element of the prevention and management of pressure ulcers (NICE, 2005). However, the wide array of support surfaces available and the different technologies used can cause confusion. This ‘how to’...

  6. How to guide: Managing high exudate wounds
    How to guide: Managing high exudate woundsVIEW PDF

    Exudate can be distressing for the patient, cause tissue damage and reduce quality of life. Inappropriate wound management and dressing selection can also contribute to the problem and lead to delayed healing. This ‘how to’ guide looks at the problems...

  7. How to guide: Pressure ulcer management
    How to guide: Pressure ulcer managementVIEW PDF

    Pressure ulcers remain a common problem and affect the quality of life of many patients. The majority of pressure ulcers are avoidable and successful prevention will depend on removing or modifying the cause. This ‘how to’ guide looks at how to identify...

  8. How to guide: NPWT in the Community
    How to guide: NPWT in the CommunityVIEW PDF

    The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has increased significantly over recent years. Its use was initially confined to secondary care but NPWT is now provided in primary care, enabling earlier discharge for patients. This ‘how to’ guide looks...