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  1. 100 days, 100% hospital-acquired pressure ulcer-free campaign at a Saudi Arabian rehabilitation facility VIEW PDF
    December 2014 Volume 5 Issue 4

    This article describes the 100 days campaign at the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Rehabilitation and Medical Center, which aimed for the hospital to be 100% free of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) during the 100-day campaign period. The...

  2. Expert commentary: pressure ulcers in the surgical patient VIEW PDF
    December 2014 Volume 5 Issue 4

    On reading the article by Joyce Black, Debra Fawcett and Susan Scott, we are reminded of the importance of pressure ulcer prevention strategies for patients in the operating room.

  3. Ten top tips: preventing pressure ulcers in the surgical patient VIEW PDF
    December 2014 Volume 5 Issue 4

    Pressure ulcers attributable to the operating room (OR) are not uncommon; they account for up to 45% of all hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.The incidence of pressure ulcers occurring during surgery was addressed in international pressure ulcer guidelines...

  4. Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance
    Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance VIEW PDF
    December 2014 Volume 5 Issue 4

    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance reveals that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening now, across the world. This has been driven by antibiotic overuse...

  5. Clinical innovation: wound management in an outpatient setting
    Clinical innovation: wound management in an outpatient setting VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    Wound healing is an evolving specialty with wound care practitioners facing many challenges, including rising healthcare costs and diᰀculties in ensuring access to and quality of care. Current US delivery models are mainly hospital-based and hospital-centered....

  6. Ten top tips: managing surgical site infections
    Ten top tips: managing surgical site infections VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    The definition of surgical site infection (SSI) by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[1] of North America [Table 1] is the most commonly used and comprehensive. Leaper and Fry[2] state that an SSI is the most preventable healthcare-associated...

  7. Ten top tips: repositioning a patient to prevent pressure ulcers VIEW PDF
    September 2014 Volume 5 Issue 3

    Having an understanding of the exact cause of pressure ulcers helps place the role of repositioning into context. As such, a pressure ulcer is deἀned as localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of...

  8. Stepping up to customised  wound care
    Stepping up to customised wound care VIEW PDF

    A one-hour symposium was held by Urgo Medical on Thursday 15th May 2014 at the annual European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Conference in Madrid, entitled ‘Stepping up to customised wound care’. The objective of the session was to highlight the...

  9. Reducing perioperative pressure ulcers in thoracic, cardiovascular and spinal surgery patients
    Reducing perioperative pressure ulcers in thoracic, cardiovascular and spinal surgery patients VIEW PDF

    Historically, pressure ulcer (PU) prevention in surgical patients has focused on postoperative nursing practices such as assessment, pressure relief, nutrition, and skin care. At the University of Virginia, two studies were undertaken in surgical patients...

  10. International Wound Infection Institute: Leaders in wound infection understanding, prevention, and management
    International Wound Infection Institute: Leaders in wound infection understanding, prevention, and management VIEW PDF
    May 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2

    Wound infection is a source of morbidity and mortality the world over; be it in acute wounds, or the ever-growing number of chronic wounds. Much remains to be done by the clinicians in the field and researchers in the lab to better understand and manage wound...