A national campaign to end “pyjama paralysis” has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers and cut the length of time people spent in hospital, according to an evaluation.
Nurses in the UK carry out 180 wound dressing changes a year on each patient with a chronic wound, a survey has indicated.
A department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that cares for frail and elderly patients is celebrating a 19-month stint without a severe hospital-acquired pressure ulcer.
Nurses must stop attempting to distinguish between “avoidable” and “unavoidable” pressure ulcers to help ensure all are properly investigated, says new official reporting guidance.
The first trial of a pioneering new skin damage scanning device in an end of life setting has indicated that its use by nurses can reduce pressure ulcers.
New “nanofiber” wound dressings that contain vitamin D hold promise for reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to US researchers.
A cancer nurse and a group of community tissue viability nurses are among 10 projects honoured in parliament, as part of a special one-off awards to mark the NHS 70th birthday.
Smoking has been found to be linked to the delayed healing of wounds after shinbone surgery, according to researchers.
Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.
High tech treatment of open leg wounds is no better than using regular dressings, new research suggests.