Wound Care Nursing
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Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has created a quality-improvement scheme that gives nurses the opportunity to have their ideas put into practice with minimal delay
Use of anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression is widespread but health professionals need assistance on aspects of these treatment options.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on catheter care, focusing on the safe and appropriate use of indwelling urinary catheters to reduce patients’ risk of infection.
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On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.
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One in 10 patients entering an acute hospital develops a health-care-associated infection, 9% of which are wound infections (DH, 2003). The annual cost of treating such infections puts an additional burden on limited NHS resources. This article discusses current thinking on dealing with infected wounds and highlights methods of preventing cross-infection.