- High tech dummy tests nurses' wound care skills
A new simulator-based dummy has been introduced in hospitals in Lincolnshire, England to help train nurses to respond to emergency situations.
- LIVE webinar: Prevention of Surgical Site Infections using antimicrobial interventions and dressings
A free online webinar supported by Smith & Nephew will discuss the latest information on SSI infection prevention using antimicrobials.
- Suppressing immune cells can promote wound healing
Loyola University Medical Center in the US has found that suppressing neutrophils and natural killer T (NKT) cells can promote wound healing.
- Embryotic blood shown to heal diabetic wounds
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from human umbilical cords have been shown to accelerate the healing of diabetes-impaired wounds.
- Clean wounds fight MRSA more effectively than antibiotics
A study at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in the US has shown that keeping a wound clean may be more important than giving antibiotics when fighting against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains.
- Cell spray to help burn victims grow new skin
The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) in the US has been conducting research with spray-on cells as a new method for treating severe burn wounds.
- African plant accelerates wound healing
A recent study has shown that the use of a methanol extract from the plant Prosopis Africana (P. Africana) in West Africa reduces bleeding, coagulation and clotting time in fresh wounds. The extract also reduces the epithelialisation phase in wounds, and inhibits...
- Wound healing process may increase risk of skin cancer
A Swedish study has uncovered evidence of how the wound healing process can increase both the number and size of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) tumours in the skin.
- Introducing the Wounds International blog
Wounds International will be using our new blog to post updates and developments in wound care, including daily updates from the first Wounds International conference from Cape Town, 1-3 February 2011!