Anika Fourie, Maarit Ahtiala, Joyce Black, Heidi Hevia, Fiona Coyer, Amit Gefen, Kim LeBlanc, Steven Smet, Kathleen Vollman, Yolanda Walsh, Dimitri Beeckman Highlights Skin damage is a common hazard during prone ventilation Comprehensive but brief evidence-based practical guidance is not available More evidence is needed for prone positioning devices to prevent harm This work is […]
Andrea Lichterfeld-Kottner, Nils Lahmann, Jan Kottner Highlights Sex-specific differences in prevention of pressure ulcers were minor in hospitals and nursing homes More women at risk of institutional-acquired pressure ulcers were underweight, whereas more men were obese Women generally receive more special support surfaces View on Journal of Tissue Viability website
For many years there has been debate over the merit of packing vs leaving open of perianal abscess cavities following surgical incision and drainage. Surgical dogma is that packing reduces the rate of perianal fistula formation and abscess recurrence, although there was no clinical evidence to support this. This paper informs the evidence on whether […]
The Lower Limb Assessment Essential Criteria has been compiled using all the criteria from the NHS England Leading Change Adding Value Framework Minimum Data Set1 (Table 4 p 235) and the assessment criteria from the SIGN Guideline for Venous Leg Ulcers2 . These criteria are the minimum that should be documented in a Lower Limb […]
The NWCSP has produced a number of resources to support lower limb care. These recommendations are intended for use in all clinical care settings. They do not replace existing evidence-informed clinical guidelines or replace clinical judgement and decision making in relation to the needs of the individual patient, but seek to bring attention to such […]
Although great strides have been made to tackle hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs), there is a need for greater recognition of device-related pressure ulcers (DRPUs), including their causes, management and prevention. This consensus statement, an updated second edition, aims to continue raising awareness of these largely preventable injuries and, crucially, to stimulate action.
Wound infection continues to be challenging for people with a wound, their families and health professionals. Wound infection can lead to protracted wound healing, multiple health service visits and increased hospital admission duration. This comes at significant economic cost and negatively impacts quality of life outcomes for the person with a wound and their family. […]
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) is seeking to improve the care of wounds. The unwarranted variation in the UK wound care services offers major opportunities to improve healing rates and thus reduce patient suffering, spend on inappropriate and ineffective treatments and the amount of clinical time spent on wound care.