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14 April 2022
Chronic oedema is a challenging clinical problem (Figure 1), which will continue to increase and for which most healthcare professionals receive little formal training (Sneddon, 2019). This omission in training can lead to a lack of awareness, confidence and specialist knowledge regarding chronic oedema (Allen and Morgan, 2021).
Topics:  Chronic oedema
14 April 2022
According to a best practice statement (Wounds UK, 2019), wound complexity increases the likelihood of wound chronicity and can make a wound hard to heal. A ‘complex’ venous leg ulcer (VLU) has a number of indications that link to lymphovenous disease
Topics:  Lymphoedema
14 April 2022
It has been reported that one in 500 people in the UK are living with a stoma (Colostomy UK, 2022) and nearly three-quarters of people with a stoma experience skin problems. Therefore, skin assessment, cornerstone of peristomal skin care. This article introduces common peristomal complications, focusing on the assessment and prevention of two distinct groups of peristomal skin damage; peristomal moisture-associated skin damage (PMASD), one of the types of moisture-associated skin damage (MASD), and peristomal medical adhesive-related skin injuries (PMARSI).
14 April 2022
Faecal incontinence (FI), always has an underlying cause (Harari, 2009). It is defined as any involuntary loss of faeces that is a social or hygiene problem (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], 2007).
Topics:  Treatment
14 April 2022
The population of the UK, as with other developed nations, is ageing. Estimates show that in 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over living in the UK (Office for National Statistics [ONS], 2018a). The increased ageing and morbidity of our population is driven by several factors.
Topics:  Support