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New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

New Wound Care Today journal launched and available online

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Unlike many of the journals currently available, Wound Care Today’s content is steered not by the needs of publishers, but by a strong editorial board comprising members of influential wound care charity the Wound Care Alliance. As such, Wound Care Today offers a unique perspective on tissue viability, steered by other nurses and clinicians rather than editors or industry.

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New study shows that teledermatology can reduce pressure ulcer severity

New study shows that teledermatology can reduce pressure ulcer severity

It is widely accepted that teledermatology is useful for clinicians working with client groups spread across large geographical areas. However, a new study has investigated its benefit in bedridden patients in both rural and urban areas.

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The Foundation of Nursing Studies announces new scholarship

The Foundation of Nursing Studies announces new scholarship

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) has announced a new scholarship for registered nurses, midwives or health visitors who are committed to developing person-centred care. The scholarship is open to clinicians working in any UK healthcare setting and is targeted at those at ward sister level or equivalent.

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What nurses need to know about the application of larval therapy

What nurses need to know about the application of larval therapy

In chronic wound management the potential for healing increases following effective debridement. Indeed, it has been suggested that debridement’s effect on chronic wound healing is similar in impact to the relief of pressure in preventing pressure ulceration. Debridement can be performed using a number of methods, but larval debridement has recognised benefits, including the breakdown of necrotic tissue; removal of microbes; wound cleansing; and breakdown of biofilm. The reduction of malodour in the wound can also help increase patients’ self-esteem and overall wellbeing. This article looks at the use of larval therapy in a community setting, which can be particularly cost-effective as rapid debridement swiftly reduces the bacterial load, helping to lessen the potential for hospital admission.

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