Wound Care Resources

PolyMem®
Product of the month
01 March 2021
The delivery of wound care in the current climate is challenging so effective solutions are more important than ever. It is vital that you are aware of the latest products and innovations that have the potential to improve outcomes.
 
Here, we present PolyMem®, a unique multifunctional polymeric membrane dressing that is indicated for a wide range of acute, chronic and specialist painful wounds.
Topics:  Wound Care
01 March 2021
The delivery of wound care in the current climate is challenging so effective solutions are more important than ever. It is vital to be aware of the latest products and innovations that have the potential to improve outcomes.
Topics:  Chronic wounds
05 February 2021
Lower limb haematomas caused by trauma are debilitating wounds for the elderly who are most at risk. Prompt action needs to be taken to stop the bleeding and reduce the extent of tissue damage and skin loss. Literature on the management of lower leg haematoma is sparse compared to the management of skin tears, and there may be debate regarding surgical versus conservative approach. Many patients are not suitable for surgery due to underlying comorbidities, frailty and anaesthetic risk. Conservative management should support early evacuation of the haematoma and application of compression bandaging, avoiding lengthy hospital stays and enabling patients to be managed in the community setting.
Topics:  Haematoma
05 February 2021
Increasing pressures experienced within community nursing are having detrimental effects on the care and treatment provided to patients. Among these is the management of venous leg ulcers, where a culture of passivity has possibly developed, resulting in significant delays in measuring patients’ ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) and reduction in the use of full, therapeutic compression therapy. As pressures increase, so does the financial burden on the NHS and associated psychosocial impact often experienced by patients living with lower limb ulcers. Urgent reform of leg ulcer services is required to better manage these conditions and improve the quality of care received by patients. This article provides evidence from examples of successful service transformation, and puts forward recommendations for future practice.