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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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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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The management of atopic eczema in the community setting

The management of atopic eczema in the community setting

Atopic eczema is a frustrating and complex skin condition that has no cure. However, with good support, education and the correct application of topical treatments it can be well-controlled. Community nurses can provide patients with information about their condition, how to apply their topical treatment effectively and how to manage flares and maintain a routine that will improve the eczema and the patient’s quality of life. Any information provided should be reinforced with written information and a treatment plan, with follow-up support offered as needed.
 

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