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Wound Care Nursing

News, practice and discussion forums for tissue viability nurses

Skin

Preventing, assessing and managing skin tears Subscription Required

23-Mar-2012

Skin tears can become chronic wounds if they are not treated appropriately, and are a growing problem as the number of older people increases.

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Applying the correct procedures when caring for wounds is key to reducing HCAIs

Standardising aseptic technique to avoid HCAIs Subscription Required

9-Mar-2015

Standardised aseptic technique training has improved nurses’ ability to prevent healthcare-associated infections in one hospital and led to better awareness of AT.

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'Realistic' robot legs revealed

BBC News has heralded the “most realistic robot legs” ever developed, in a headline that could raise hopes of sci-fi style exoskeletal limbs to help disabled people.

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Back to the basics of wound care: why nurses should question their practice

Back to the basics of wound care: why nurses should question their practice Subscription Required

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.

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