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Issue : April 2007

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  • Venous leg ulcer healing could improve thanks to a new assessment systemSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    An assessment tool to predict venous leg ulcer healing has been developed at Cheltenham General Hospital’s Department of Vascular Surgery. The authors suggest it will help give more accurate prognosis information for patients and may help guide service provision.

  • Knowledge: Why people with diabetes suffer foot ulcerationSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Why people with diabetes suffer foot ulceration

  • Chronic pain in wounds: A report on 11 case studies ibuprofen impregnated dressingSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Sylvie Hampton describes the effectiveness of an ibuprofen-impregnated dressing on wound pain

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    Best practice: Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and GradingSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Heidi Guy outlines the key points that need to be considered in the risk assessment and grading of pressure ulcers

  • Comment: Nurse judgment is vital when assessing ulcersSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    As a nursing student I was allocated to a ward, where on your first day the sister told you in no uncertain terms that patients did not get pressure ulcers on her ward. Her belief was so strong that no one dared to tell her about grazes or blisters or discoloured skin for fear of the consequences

  • Stroke rehabilitation in a community hospitalSubscription

    Clinical30 April, 2007

    Linda Dobrzanska, MSc, RN, DipN, PGCert Health Care Eval, is research and development coordinator; Liz Young, BSc, RN, DipN, is community matron, both at Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust; Chris Patterson, BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP, is consultant stroke physician, St Luke?s Hospital, Bradford.ABSTRACT: Dobrzanska, L. et al (2006) Stroke rehabilitation in a community hospital.

  • A study of a new drainable bag for people with ileostomiesSubscription

    Clinical27 April, 2007


  • An audit of footwear for patients with leg bandagesSubscription

    Clinical27 April, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 40Brenda King, MSc, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist, Tissue ViabilityVernon Wesley, BSc, PhD, Chons, DPodM, MFSSCo, is head of podiatry services and research lead; Rachel Smith is clinical effectiveness officer; all at Sheffield PCTPatients who have bandages and dressings on their feet frequently have problems wearing their own footwear. Therape...

  • Wound cleansing: sterile water or saline?Subscription

    Clinical27 April, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 44 Robert Gannon, RN, Dip, is staff nurse and tissue viability link nurse, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Papworth Hospital

  • Bacterial resistance to silver-based antibioticsSubscription

    Clinical27 April, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 48 Alan Lansdown, PhD, FRCPath, is senior lecturer, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London Angela Williams, MSc, RN, is vascular nurse specialist, Cardiovascular Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital, London

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