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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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ACA Conference and Exhibition (8 - 9 May 2014)

ACA Conference and Exhibition (8 - 9 May 2014)

The Association for Continence Advice Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014 will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the 8th and 9th May 2014, and is the ideal opportunity to meet like minded professionals whilst continuing professional development.

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ACA Harm Free Care Seminar

ACA Harm Free Care Seminar

The Association for Continence Advice (ACA) is hosting a Harm Free Care Seminar in Birmingham on 8th or 9th May, aimed at care staff working in long term care settings who look after clients with varying bladder and bowel problems. This conference will appeal to registered nurses and care home assistants. 

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Psychological aspects of wound care: implications for clinical practice

Psychological aspects of wound care: implications for clinical practice

Chronic wounds have many psychosocial consequences, including stress, negative mood, pain, and social isolation. In addition to these, frequent dressing changes can cause the individual anxiety and stress. This article explores how wound management can influence both psychological outcomes and, potentially, the rate of healing. Implications for practice are identified, which need to be successfully employed to ensure that patient health is maximised and that the stress and pain associated with wound care are minimised in order that wound healing is improved.

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A solution to cost-effective wound management in the community

A solution to cost-effective wound management in the community

For community nurses faced with expanding case-loads and patients who are now being discharged earlier into the community, the sheer range of conditions they come across means that cost-effective and practical, clinically-effective solutions are at a premium. This is particularly true in wound care, where nurses in the community need products that can be used on a variety of wound types that are also cost-effective. This article looks at the range of wound care knowledge needed by generalist nurses, before focusing on one dressing in particular, Silflex® (Advancis Medical, Nottinghamshire). With its all-round versatility, Silflex provides a balance of usability and cost-effectiveness.

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