Journal Articles


  1. Implementing an adapted SSKIN bundle and visual aid in the community settingVIEW PDF

    March 2016 Volume 12 Issue 1

    The Hownslow Richmond Community Health NHS Trust (HRCH) has adapted a SSKIN bundle for use in the community. It incorporates visual prompts aimed at non-English speakers and instructions for wheelchair user instructions. It was launched in April 2015 alongside...

  2. Caring for patients with malignant and end-of-life woundsVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Malignant wounds may be due to a primary cancer of the skin, metastases from a cancer elsewhere in the body or erosion of the skin from an underlying malignancy; chronic wounds also have the ability to develop malignant cells within the wound bed. Malignant...

  3. Describing the rinsing, cleansing and absorbing actions of hydrated superabsorbent polyacrylate polymer dressingsVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Since the first use of superabsorbent polacrylate polymers (SAP) in wound care, the number of SAP-containing wound dressings has increased significantly. The manufacturing process and chemical variability of these SAPs has resulted in them having diverse properties....

  4. Management of a patient with a coccyx ulcer in a nursing homeVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Older people are at increased risk of developing pressure ulcers. They are also more likely to have comorbidities that increase the challenges of managing such a wound. This article reviews a complex case in which a 77-year-old woman with dementia and incontinence...

  5. Managing patients with large, shallow, complex wounds: a case seriesVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Large wounds on the leg and abdomen can be particularly challenging to manage as dressings are often not big enough to cover the entire wound bed. Patchworked dressings are difficult to apply and there can be slippage, leading to gaps where the wound is exposed...

  6. Pan-European exchanges: working together and learning from one anotherVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Welcome to this special issue of Wounds UK, which coincides with this year’s EWMA conference. The focus of the conference is “Change, Opportunities And Challenges — Wound Management In Changing Healthcare Systems”, a hot topic in the UK and extremely...

  7. Reducing avoidable pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    Risk assessment scales for pressure ulcers have been in use for over 50 years but there is no evidence that such scales reduce pressure ulcer incidence. Pressure ulcer interventions have been shown to be effective, sometimes alongside risk assessment scales....

  8. Seating and positioning support with an air-filled, non-slip, segmented-design cushionVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    There are many factors to consider when addressing pressure ulcer prevention in the seated patient, including stability, maintaining maximum patient function and comfort. With its unique and clinically proven AIR FLOATATION technology, the ROHO® MOSAIC®...

  9. The challenges for wound healing in patients with schizophreniaVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    In 2012, the Schizophrenia Commission published ‘Schizophrenia — the Abandoned Illness’ and called for an integrated approach to care. In the realms of wound healing, this is essential to enable ownership and improve outcomes. Lifestyle ‘choices’...

  10. Venous leg ulcers in the UK: the local burden of illness and the allocation of resourcesVIEW PDF

    May 2017 Volume 13 Issue 2

    The precise UK prevalence of venous leg ulcers (VLU) is currently unclear. Prevalence data is essential in order to calculate the costs and, to measure the impact of any therapeutic intervention. A review of the literature was undertaken to assess the prevalence...