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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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The use of a faecal management system in sacral pressure ulcer care

The use of a faecal management system in sacral pressure ulcer care

This article aims to explore the perception that treatment of sacral pressure ulcers is costly and time-consuming, especially when faced with faecally incontinent patients with loose stool.  The authors’ tissue viability service used a faecal management system to prevent faeces from coming into contact with the wound bed for 12 weeks, while simultaneously allowing a conventional dressing to perform to its maximum ability. A total cost and wound-healing comparison was carried out in two community patients who were faecally incontinent and bed-bound. One patient was managed with a faecal management system and the other with incontinence pads. The authors found that although the purchase of the faecal management system was initially costly, the frequency of dressing change was reduced, the patient felt more comfortable and fewer visits from the community nurses were necessary. Also, faster healing rates were demonstrated by reductions in wound size. This technique requires further studies with a larger sample size to ascertain its true benefits, particularly around wound healing.

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Learning the easy way

Learning the easy way

Keeping up with your CPD requirements often means attending dull study days in uninspiring classroom blocks. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Jason Beckford-Ball took a look at a different type of education, where first-class clinical expertise is shared in luxury surroundings, free of charge.

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