Fiona Smith

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

Undertaking a person-centred assessment of patients with chronic wounds

How to identify and remove potential barriers to wound healing

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Generic training will not prepare nurses of right calibre to care for children and...

The Shape of Caring review was commissioned last year by Health Education England (HEE) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) following a succession of high-profile publications ( Willis 2012 , Francis 2013 , Keogh 2013 , National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England (known as the Berwick report) 2013 , Bubb 2014 )

Wound debridement: a clinical update

This article aims to improve nurses’ knowledge of wound debridement through a review of different techniques and the related physiology of wound healing. Debridement has long been an established component of effective wound management. However, recent clinical developments have widened the choice of methods available. This article provides an overview of the physiology of wounds, wound bed preparation, methods of debridement and the important considerations for the practitioner in implementing effective, informed and patient-centred wound care.

Caring for children

About three million children attend A&E departments each year (Selley 1991). The number of attendees is greater within inner cities, where at least one in five children attend A&E per annum. On average the number of children equates to 25-30 per cent of the total number of attendees in any department.