Made Easy


  1. Postoperative incision management
    Postoperative incision management VIEW PDF

    In the UK approximately 11 million surgical procedures or interventions are performed annually (DH, 2009; ONS, 2010). Most result in a break in the natural protective barrier provided by the skin, increasing the risk of contamination from exogenous or endogenous...

  2. ´╗┐Chronic oedema Made Easy
    ´╗┐Chronic oedema Made EasyVIEW PDF

    June 2012 Volume 8 Issue 2

    Chronic oedema is an umbrella term for soft tissue swelling that has been present for at least three months, most commonly due to problems with the venous and lymphatic systems. This ‘made easy’ will focus on chronic oedema in the lower limb and will highlight...

  3. Device related pressure ulcers Made Easy
    Device related pressure ulcers Made EasyVIEW PDF

    Pressure ulcers remain a common complication of health care despite intensive prevention strategies and growing strategic interest. In addition to patient pain and discomfort, there is a risk of developing further complications such as infection with increased...

  4. Wound assessment Made Easy
    Wound assessment Made EasyVIEW PDF

    A structured approach to wound assessment is required to maintain a good standard of care. This involves a thorough patient assessment, which should be carried out by skilled and competent practitioners, adhering to local and national guidelines (Harding...

  5. Cavilon skin care products Made Easy
    Cavilon skin care products Made EasyVIEW PDF

    Skin breakdown is common and may herald a wide range of potentially serious and debilitating complications, such as the development or enlargement of open wounds and increased risk of infection. Among the most challenging and concerning causes of skin breakdown...

  6. Collagen dressings Made Easy
    Collagen dressings Made EasyVIEW PDF

    Collagen is a key component of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and plays a critical role in all phases of wound healing. There are a number of advanced wound care dressings available that incorporate collagen to enhance wound bed preparation. Some comprise...

  7. Hydrocolloids in practice
    Hydrocolloids in practiceVIEW PDF

    Hydrocolloids are adhesive, pliable, absorbent and waterproof wound dressings that can provide an effective barrier to microorganisms. They create a moist wound environment, facilitate autolysis and promote granulation tissue formation (Fletcher et al, 2011)....

  8. V.A.C.Via™ Therapy Made Easy - Products for Practice
    V.A.C.Via™ Therapy Made Easy - Products for PracticeVIEW PDF

    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used traditionally in acute care settings for more than 15 years, and more recently, within primary care. However, the need to make appropriate funding arrangements, has often led to a disruption in therapy during...

  9. Suprasorb X+PHMB Made Easy - Products for Practice
    Suprasorb X+PHMB Made Easy - Products for PracticeVIEW PDF

    Infection is a significant problem for people with wounds and can result in delayed healing. For patients with an infected wound or those at high risk of a wound infection, knowledge of the available treatment options is vital when selecting an appropriate...

  10. Debridement Made Easy
    Debridement Made EasyVIEW PDF

    Debridement is an integral part of wound management and all practitioners should be aware of the range of options available. Although it is not necessary for practitioners to always personally be able to perform debridement, they should have sufficient understanding...