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Wound Care Nursing

News, practice and discussion forums for tissue viability nurses

Anti-embolism stockings aid venous return in non-ambulatory patients

Best practice in the use of VTE prevention methods Subscription Required


Use of anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression is widespread but health professionals need assistance on aspects of these treatment options.


Standardising infection control precautions

Standardising infection control precautions Subscription Required


Infection control policies vary, so a standardised, user-friendly set of guidelines was produced to help healthcare staff know how to reduce the risk of infection transmission.

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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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