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After involving a range of stakeholders, NHS Improvement has published new guidance on definition and measurement of pressure ulcers, to reduce disparities in reporting
This article explains when wound cleansing is appropriate and how to select a cleansing solution. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
External fixator devices often cause pin site infection. Thorough care and assessment of pin sites, and prompt treatment of infection, are needed. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Anatomy and physiology of ageing 11: the skinSubscription
The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin
The final part in this three-part series on diabetes looks at causes, management and complications of diabetic foot ulcers. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Leg ulcer care has been partly delegated to healthcare assistants: what questions does this raise? This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Diagnosing and treating venous eczemaSubscription
Older people often experience venous eczema, which can be safely diagnosed, treated and managed by nurses in the community
Children with this rare skin disorder often experience pain during dressing changes.