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Leg ulcers

Managing wound exudate

Managing wound exudate presents significant challenges in clinical practice, despite successful innovation, research and an improved understanding of wound management. By Edwin Chamanga

The cleansing of chronic wounds

Routine wound cleansing can be detrimental to fragile new tissue, so it is vital to adapt a plan of care to meet the needs of the the patient, writes Menna Lloyd Jones

Theory of moist wound healing

Lee Yarwood-Ross explains why moist wound healing is better than dry healing and discusses the optimal level of moisture

Managing wound infection

Infection can slow the time it takes for a wound to heal.Trudie Young looks at the guidance available to help nurses enhance their practice

Importance of holistic wound assessment

It is important to undertake a holistic assessment of the patient who presents with a wound. Karen Ousey and Leanne Cook give an overview of the key responsibilities.

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