Greetings from a very snowy UK — while writing this, the view from my office is reminiscent of a scene out of Miracle on 34th Street as the UK continues to be hit by the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emma. I’m pleased to announce that the latest issue of Wounds International is now live on the website, with individual PDFs available to download and the reader-friendly digital edition at your fingertips. There was an exciting development in the UK in November 2017, when a debate was tabled in the House of Lords by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath regarding the development of a nationwide strategy for improving the standards of wound care. I discuss this and the importance of wound care strategy in general in my editorial. Hopefully this time next year, the UK government! t will have produced a snow strategy! Read more
Kimberly LeBlanc and Sharon Baranoski provide a brief overview of the prevalence and incidence of skin tears among ageing individuals while highlighting the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel’s skin tears prevention and management framework.
Maarit Ahtiala et al display the findings of a retrospective observational cohort study involving 8,336 patients that looked into the characteristics of ICU patients in Finland with pressure ulcers on admission, acquired in ICU or that had no ulceration.
Patricia Hotaling and Joyce Black provide the latest instalment of the top tips series by focusing on how to manage and treat patients with pressure injuries who are at the end of life.
Maria Pilar Vela et al examine the benefits and limitations of the WIfI classification, specifically in relation to older patients with diabetes.
Amit Gefen undertakes a literature review examining the role of polymeric membrane dressings in managing inflammation and preventing pressure ulcers.
Jo Scheepers conducts a study to see if high-risk feet were also identified as ‘at risk of ulceration’ by the Braden Score.
Amit Jain introduces his fast and easy Triple Assessment of Foot in Diabetes screening tool with expert commentary from Tanzim Khan and David G. Armstrong.
Leanne Atkin et al outline six case studies describing the use of ALLEVYN LIFE Non-Bordered foam dressing (Smith & Nephew) in the management of moderate to heavily exuding diabetic foot, venous and pressure ulcers.
Liezl Naude details a case study series designed to evaluate the efficacy of a biofilm remover/cleanser in gel form, Prontosan® (B Braun), together with the use of an ionic releasing silver alginate, Askina® Calgitrol® Paste (B Braun) or Askina® Calgitrol® Thin (B Braun), when used on infected wounds.
Wounds International provides an overview of the one-day ‘Raising the Bar’ conference in Singapore held by Wounds International and supported by an educational grant from Urgo International on October 15, 2017.
Wounds International welcomes a range of articles relating to the clinical, professional and educational aspects of wound care. If you have written an article for publication or if you are interested in writing for us and would like to discuss an idea for an article, please contact the editor, Adam Bushby, at email@example.com
In 2016 at their 5th Congress in Florence, the WUWHS was delighted to launch a series of consensus documents on wound-related topics. One of these was ‘Closed surgical incision management: understanding the role of NPWT’. The document has raised awareness and kindled interest in the important and costly issue of surgical wound complications. We are very pleased to announce that a further international consensus document — ’Surgical wound dehiscence – improving prevention and management’ — has now been launched. Smith & Nephew have kindly supported this important document.
Nominations for BLS committee members is now open. Details will be in the forthcoming News & Views but here is the link to the nomination form. This is a great chance to be more involved in shaping the Society and gain experience in working in committees. Deadline for Nominations - 17th August 2018. ..Read More
Awards from Lymphoedema Practitioners for Lymphoedema Practitioners BLS Members are invited to nominate individuals or teams who are fellow members of BLS for an award in the following categories: 1. Raising awareness of lymphoedema amongst professionals 2. Contribution to lymphoedema by an early c..Read More
Welcome to the February issue of Wounds International Greetings from a very snowy UK — while writing this, the view from my office is reminiscent of a scene out of Miracle on 34th Street as the UK continues to be hit by the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ combined with Storm Emm..Read More
Lymphedema after cancer treatment -- special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology presents research update WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH Jan. 4, 2018 - Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing p..Read More
A coalition of eight healthcare organisations is undertaking a united stand to ensure lower leg and foot conditions receive the urgent attention they need. Inspired by the “Stop the Pressure” campaign, the Legs Matter campaign will urge patients and clinicians to “Stand up for legs” ..Read More
Call for members of the BLS Scientific Committee Vacancies are open for three members of the Scientific Committee (SC): two for full membership one for ‘honorary’ membership. The main functions of the BLS SC are:?1. To act as the scientific committee for the annual conference (to review ..Read More
The 2017 BLS conference photographs are now available for all to review the event captured images from the Conference and the Monday evening Gala Dinner. Thank you for all of you who attended the conference in helping to make it such a great event. The photographs are available for all to be able to download a..Read More
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