Consensus And Supplements


  1. Optimising venous leg ulcer services in a changing NHS: A UK consensus
    Optimising venous leg ulcer services in a changing NHS: A UK consensusVIEW PDF

    A venous leg ulcer (VLU) service acts as a hub of specialist venous knowledge and provides golds tandard care for the prevention and management of lower-limb ulceration. This supplement considers what an ideal service looks like and how to drive change in...

  2. Pressure ulcer prevention in the acute setting using ADERMA in practice
    Pressure ulcer prevention in the acute setting using ADERMA in practiceVIEW PDF

    There is considerable emphasis at a strategic level across the whole of the UK to reduce the number of patients who develop a PU. In England, a Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework enables commissioners to reward excellence in...

  3. Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?
    Burn wound chronicity – myth or reality?VIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    While there are several definitions of chronic or nonhealing wounds – and it is generally accepted that under normal circumstances, wound healing occurs within 6 weeks of injury and wounds that fall outside that are generally referred to as chronic wounds...

  4. Delivering holistic care for patients with burns
    Delivering holistic care for patients with burnsVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    Page 6: Key aspects of burn wound management Page 10: Developing a burns link nurse framework for minor burn management Page 14: The impact of psychological distress on the healing of burns Page 18: Reducing the impact...

  5. Developing a burns link nurse framework for minor burn management
    Developing a burns link nurse framework for minor burn managementVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    Following a review undertaken at the turn of the century (National Burn Care Review, 2001) it became clear that burns services in the UK required an overhaul. This led to the establishment of the Northern Burn Care Network, set up in response to the review...

  6. Key aspects of burn wound management
    Key aspects of burn wound managementVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    Burns are injuries that most people suffer at some point in their lives, these injuries however can range from a simple burn from an iron to major life threatening injury. Some of these patients will be treated at regional burn services, but many will be managed...

  7. Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarring
    Reducing the impact of hypertrophic scarringVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    While a “normal” scar is soft, flat, pale in colour, and hardly visible, the deeper a wound is and the longer it takes to heal, the more abnormal and problematic the subsequent scar may be. Hypertrophic scarring is a common scar abnormality and often occurs...

  8. The impact of psychological distress on the healing of burns
    The impact of psychological distress on the healing of burnsVIEW PDF

    September 2013 Volume 9 Issue 3

    Psychological distress among people who have sustained burns is common. The time taken for burn wounds to heal cannot be fully explained by physical factors, such as wound size and depth. A growing body of evidence in the literature indicates that psychological...

  9. AWTVNF Larval Debridement Therapy
    AWTVNF Larval Debridement Therapy VIEW PDF

    The All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum (AWTVNF) has recently published new guidance on the appropriate use of larval debridement therapy and the management of patients receiving this therapy.

  10. Supplement : Are we fully implementing guidelines and working within a multidisciplinary team when managing venous leg ulceration?VIEW PDF

    June 2013 Volume 9 Issue 2

    High compression therapy, whether with bandage systems or hosiery, is the accepted treatment of lower limb venous ulceration. Compression has not only been shown to improve healing, it has been demonstrated to reduce oedema and improve tissue oxygen levels (Stacey...