Wound Care Resources

Diane Blockley, Lindsey Large, Lynn Spencer & Claire Rashid outline how they approached the need for providing evidence on the recurrence rate of venous leg ulcers for the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme and discusses the implications for patients and community nurses.

Acknowledgements:
The authors wish to acknowledge the ongoing support of Colleen Brown, Senior Information Analyst and all the Community Nurses in
Leicestershire County and Rutland Community Health Services.

Diane Blockley RN, is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Lindsey Large RN, BSc Hons (Specialist Practitioner) is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Lynn Spencer RN, BA is a Locality Tissue Viability Lead.
Claire Rashid RN, DN, BSc, MSc is, Clinical Effectiveness Lead, Leicester County and Rutland Community Health Services

Article accepted for publication: September 2010

Topics:  Workload

Sylvie Hampton discusses the use of KerraMax®, a superabsorbent dressing, in the management of exuding wounds

Sylvie Hampton MA, BSc(Hons), DpSN, RGN is a Tissue Viability Consultant at the Wound Healing Centre, Eastbourne

Article accepted for publication: November 2010

Topics:  KerraMax┬«

Jacky Edwards discusses some of the different scar therapies available and the impact this can have on patients/clients who have a scar

Jacky Edwards RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons), PGDE is Burns Nurse Consultant, Burn Centre, Wythenshaw Hospital, Manchester

Article accepted for publication: January 2011

Lynne Watret discusses the importance of appropriate dressing choices in the management of fungating wounds

Lynne Watret RGN, MA, MN, PGCertTLHE is Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viablity, Primary Care, Greater Glasgow & Cylde.

Article accepted for publication: December 2010

Maureen Benbow explores a range of approaches to debridement

Maureen Benbow MSc, BA, RGN, HERC is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester

Article accepted for publication: January 2011

Lisa Martin discusses a case study which looks at the effectiveness of Promogran Prisma in the management of a wound of seven years duration.

Lisa Martin RGN, Diploma in Tissue Viability is a Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist NHS Gloucestershire.

Case study supplied by Systagenix

Topics:  Quality of life

Edwin Chamanga discusses how one community health service is improving pressure ulcer prevention and treatment by means of accurate pressure ulcer assessments, documentation and implementation of innovative ideas

Edwin Chamanga RGN, MSc is a Tissue Viability Nurse, Tissue Viability Service, City & Hackey NHS, London

Article accepted for publication: March 2011

Topics:  Guidelines

Maureen Benbow briefly considers different methods of wound debridement and focuses on the advantages associated with a novel, alternative method of debridement.

Maureen Benbow MSc, BA, RGN, HERC is a Senior Lecturer, University of Chester

Article accepted for publication: July 2011

Topics:  Debridement

Jacky Edwards presents a practical guide to management of minor burn injuries to ensure their management is timely and effective.

Jacky Edwards RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons), PGDE is a Burns Nurse Consultant, Burn Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

Article accepted for publication: February 2011

Maureen Benbow discusses some basic strategies for dressing wounds and tips for dressing the more difficult to dress wounds located in awkward places, their correct application, maintenance and removal.

Maureen Benbow RGN, is a Senior Lecturer, University of Chester.

Article accepted for publication: July 2011

Topics:  Awkward areas