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Wound Care Articles

Below is a list of articles that have been published on this topic.
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Stronger Together

The growing prevalence and incidence of non-healing acute and chronic wounds is a worrying concern. Indeed, the incidence of wounds in the EU-28 is approximately four million, with a furthermore two million patients acquiring nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections each year.

Healing and Infection

Comprising the largest organ in the human body, the skin consists of several stratified layers including the epidermis, stratum corneum and dermis. Keratinocytes on the outermost surface bestow an armour-like property being a layer of cells that are continually shed and replaced; it is this layer that offers principal protection against pathogenic microorganisms.

Developing Dressings

Wound dressings are intended to protect a wound from mechanical and environmental injuries, microbial contamination, and to promote healing. Selection of a dressing depends on the wound’s aetiology, severity, condition, and location. Fundamentally, it is the wound that tells the practitioner which dressing should be selected.

Tainted Textiles

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Chronic Wound Care

Getting To Zero

Poignant Hand Care

Wound Care and Wound Management

This article discusses the current needs and trends in wound care with particular reference to future trends in diagnostics and provides examples of some emerging techniques.

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Boxed to Perfect Standards

The creation and design of medical packaging is a highly specialised profession, and medical device manufacturers are called upon to obtain approval on each individual medical device package. Ken Shagagi of Life Science Outsourcing, Inc talks readers through the design, creation and validation testing for medical packaging and the numerous standards that apply.

Protective Barriers

In this edition of AMH we run the views of two student doctors working with the organisation Medic to Medic, a UK charity supporting healthcare training and education. Boston Zimba and Tamsin Lillie share their experiences of the role workwear plays in a hospital environment, starting with Zimba’s detailed overview of numerous kinds of PPE, followed by Lillie’s personal account of the infection control challenges she encountered in Malawi.

Pathogen Potential

Virginia Jorgensen addresses the standards that must be met to ensure dental office infection control.

Disabling Infection

Following the cleaning processes taking place in Saudi Arabia’s King Fahad Medical City, Noel Gonzaga stipulates the importance of infection control in all corners of the hospital.

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The Mask Or Respirator Choice

Thousands of healthcare workers (HCWs) use surgical masks/respirators every day for multiple reasons, but do they understand how they are being protected? To minimise exposure to airborne bacteria and viruses, healthcare settings use isolation rooms, negative pressure ventilation, HEPA air filtration and disinfection.

Revolution In Wound Care

Glass nanofibre material for the care of wounds Revolution in wound care? Inexpensive, easy-to-use cotton candy-like glass fibres appear to speed healing in initial venous stasis wound trial.

Handling Infection Control

From the operating theatre to the intensive care unit, Dr Seamus McHugh and Dr Mark Corrigan look at the current controversies and novel technologies surrounding gloves and hand hygiene.

 

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