Lymphoedema Resources

Excellence in Practice Award runner up Louise Johnson gives an overview of the impact of non cancer lymphoedema on patients' quality of life
Louise Johnson RGN is a Community Staff Nurse, Rotherham PCT

Topics:  Empowerment

In a bid to enhance clinical practice through the application of practice Jane Board discusses impact of tissue stretch and interstitial fluid flow on fibroblasts and collagen fibres in lymphoedema

Jane Board, RGN, Dip N., is an Independent Practitioner, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Article accepted for publication: December 2008

This article was written in part fulfilment of an MSc, Advancing Practice in Tissue Viability, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Topics:  Collagen fibres

Evelyn Frowen discusses a case report demonstrating improvements in quality of life for a patient with a non-healing venous ulcer using a short-stretch bandage system

Evelyn Frowen RGN is an Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist (Community), Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust

Article accepted for publication: April 2009

Andy Kerr & Sylvie Hampton discuss the use of the Clini Duo40 venous ulcer compression system in treatment and prevention of venous ulceration.

Andy Kerr RN, Dip HE is a Tissue Viability Consultant.

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

Maureen Benbow gives an overview of the potential causes and management of secondary lymphoedema

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

Article accepted for publication: August 2009

Topics:  Risk factors

Maureen Benbow explores the aetiology of fungating wounds and their management, the patient and the associated quality of life issues

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

Article accepted for publication: August 2009

Topics:  Quality of life

Morag McKenzie discusses the use of compression therapy for a variety of leg ulcers

Morag McKenzie RGN, BSc Community Health Nursing, PG Dip Wound Healing & Tissue Repair is a District Nurse, Ormiston, Lothian Health Board, Scotland,

Article accepted for publication: December 2009

Anne Williams discusses the literature around self-care and self-management in lymphoedema, and considers the implications for supporting people with lymphoedema.

Anne Williams RGN, MSc, RNT, DN, Onc Cert is a PhD Student, Edinburgh Napier University.

Article accepted for publication: March 2010

Jeanette Muldoon discusses the challenges of managing patients with lymphoedema and chronic oedema.

Jeanette Muldoon is a PhD student at King's College, London  and Head of Clinical Services, Activa Healthcare.

Article accepted for publication: March 2011

Topics:  Clinical Skills

Jeanette Muldoon discusses the measurement of oedema as a diagnostic and monitoring tool, highlighting the need for practitioners to reassess within agreed timelines to ensure constant monitoring of treatment effectiveness or the need to refer.

Jeanette Muldoon, Head of Clinical Services, Activa Healthcare.

Article accepted for publication: August 2011

Topics:  Oedema