Wounds digest 6(1)

In this section, a brief synopsis is presented of a range of recently published articles that may be of interest to health professionals working in the wound care setting. The aim of this round-up is to provide an overview, rather than a detailed summary and critique, of the research papers...

Taking wound assessment beyond the edge

Findings from a recent global anthropological study have highlighted the importance of the periwound skin and its relevance to wound progression. The study reveals that both healthcare practitioners and patients view management of the periwound skin as an integral part of wound healing. While...

Managing high viscosity exudate

Wound pain, odour and exudate have a major impact on patient quality of life. Understanding the management of these core components of wound healing is essential if patient outcomes are to be optimised. This paper discusses the role and types of exudate, the impact of high viscosity exudate on...