Antimicrobial dressings Made Easy

Antimicrobial dressings play an important part in wound care in the prevention and management of infection. However, clinicians must be aware of their different properties and when to start and stop treatment in order to deliver cost- and clinically effective care.

3M™ COBAN™ 2 Compression Made Easy

The 3M Coban 2 Compression System is designed to address some of the problems that may be associated with multi-component compression systems, eg two- or four-layer bandaging, or compression hosiery. This system has two layers, is quick and easy to apply [1] and produces effective, consistent...

NPWT in everyday practice Made Easy

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) offers clinicians an important option for the advanced management of many wound types1,2. Key factors for successful use are the appropriate preparation of the wound bed and the application technique used. In addition, a decision must be made about the...

NPWT settings and dressing choices Made Easy

Over the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). This advanced technology has revolutionised care for many patients with chronic and acute wounds [1,2]. Widespread adoption of NPWT over the past 15 years has been driven largely through...

Wound infection and pain management Made Easy

Wound-related pain is common, highly subjective1-4 and can be particularly distressing for both patients and clinicians5. It has multiple causes and, unfortunately, is often managed inadequately6,7. This article discusses wound infection as a cause of pain, outlines strategies for effective pain...

Biofilms Made Easy

This article describes what biofilms are and the important roles they appear to play in disrupting wound healing. In addition, it discusses potential interventions aimed at removing/reducing biofilms and preventing their reformation in wounds.

Promogran and Promogran Prisma Made Easy

This article describes in detail the composition, mode of action, evidence base and the practical application of a generation of advanced topical treatments containing collagen and oxidised regenerated cellulose, which are designed to convert the non-healing chronic wound environment to a healing...

Exudate management Made Easy

This document builds on the principles presented in the document Wound exudate and the role of dressings[1], and focuses on how a rigorous approach to exudate management can improve patient quality of life, promote healing and enhance healthcare effectiveness.