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  1. Ten top questions and answers on the use of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention
    Ten top questions and answers on the use of dressings for pressure ulcer prevention VIEW PDF
    December 2013 Volume 4 Issue 4

    Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention remains a struggle for clinicians around the globe and across all transitions of care. In most situations, the use of evidence-based practice and established PU prevention guidelines provide the necessary interventions to protect patients...

  2. TIME for an update? Potential changes to wound assessment VIEW PDF
    March 4(1)

    The concept of TIME has been discussed for 10 years and is widely accepted in clinical practice. However, since it was originally proposed in 2003, much has changed in both the fields of research and clinical practice. Therefore, it was felt necessary by the...

  3. The effective management of exudate in chronic wounds
    The effective management of exudate in chronic wounds VIEW PDF
    December 2012 3(4)

    Moisture is essential to the normal healing process in acute wounds. In chronic wounds, however, exudate can be detrimental to wound healing. Wound exudate, particularly from chronic wounds, contains a cocktail of elements (cellular debris and enzymes), which...

  4. Expert Commentary: The dangers of faecal incontinence in the at-risk patient
    Expert Commentary: The dangers of faecal incontinence in the at-risk patient VIEW PDF
    September 2012 Issue 3 Volume 3

    In the past decade, incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) has become a 'buzzword' of sorts in the wound care arena.

  5. The challenge of managing burns in a Ghanaian hospital
    The challenge of managing burns in a Ghanaian hospital VIEW PDF
    September 2012 Issue 3 Volume 3

    This article discusses some of the challenges faced by healthcare specialists working in Ghana. The author describes her experience working in a hospital in this West African country as part of an elective placement. She describes some of the cases treated...

  6. The dangers of faecal incontinence in the at-risk patient
    The dangers of faecal incontinence in the at-risk patient VIEW PDF
    September 2012 Issue 3 Volume 3

    Faecal incontinence can have serious consequences for a patient's skin, quality of life and dignity. Clinicians and support workers need to be aware of the impact faecal incontinence can have on individual patients. This article identifies the negative effects...

  7. Skin integrity update
    Skin integrity update
    Wounds International February 3(1)

    Peter Vowden, Tracy Nowicki, Karen Ousey and Connie Harris report on several Skin Integrity topics. If you use an innovative technique in your practice that you would like us to feature in future issues, please email the editor at: scalne@woundsinternational.com

  8. The diagnosis and management of necrotising fasciitis
    The diagnosis and management of necrotising fasciitis
    Wounds International 2(4) November

    Necrotising fasciitis was first described more than a century ago, however, its diagnosis still represents a challenge for clinicians and the condition carries a high mortality rate. The management of necrotising fasciitis requires prompt diagnosis, early...

  9. Challenges of treating modern  military trauma wounds
    Challenges of treating modern military trauma wounds
    May Vol 2 Issue 2

    The war being fought in Iraq (2003–2009) and Afghanistan (2006–present) is unconventional in that British forces are predominantly engaged in counterinsurgency tactics as part of an asymmetric war[1]. While US and coalition forces have numerous technological...

  10. Expert Commentary
    Expert Commentary
    Wounds International Vol 2 Issue 1

    The following piece is a commentary on the article 'Preventing skin breakdown in lymphoedema' by Mei R Fu that was published in the September issue of Wounds International.