Issue : April 2007
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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.
Why people with diabetes suffer foot ulceration
Sylvie Hampton describes the effectiveness of an ibuprofen-impregnated dressing on wound pain
Heidi Guy outlines the key points that need to be considered in the risk assessment and grading of pressure ulcers
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
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. www.nursingtimes.net
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
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
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