Peter Vowden

Managing high viscosity exudate

Wound pain, odour and exudate have a major impact on patient quality of life. Understanding the management of these core components of wound healing is essential if patient outcomes are to be optimised. This paper discusses the role and types of exudate, the impact of high viscosity exudate on...

Managing high viscosity exudate

This paper discusses the role and types of exudate, the impact of high viscosity exudate on management and what to consider when selecting an appropriate dressing with the aim of restoring a satisfactory moist wound environment for healing.

Skin integrity update

In this clinical update on skin integrity, the authors highlight the importance of maintaining skin hydration for normal skin function, preventing build-up of callus and other materials and performing regular skin assessments. The latter plays a vital role in pressure ulcer prevention, helping to...

Skin integrity update

Peter Vowden, Tracy Nowicki, Karen Ousey and Connie Harris report on several Skin Integrity topics. If you use an innovative technique in your practice that you would like us to feature in future issues, please email the editor at: scalne@woundsinternational.com

Apósitos antimicrobianos Hecha fácil

Los apósitos antimicrobianos juegan un papel importante en el cuidado de las heridas para prevenir y controlar las infecciones. Sin embargo, los médicos deben tomar en cuenta sus distintas propiedades y saber cuándo iniciar y suspender el tratamiento para que éste resulte rentable y...

Hard-to-heal wounds Made Easy

Most people have, at some stage in their life, experienced a wound. For the majority, healing is a simple and rapid process and, although the wound may leave a visible scar, it is not associated with persistent pain, excessive exudate, odour or distress. In some patients, healing is prolonged and...

Hard-to-heal wounds Made Easy

Most people have, at some stage in their life, experienced a wound. For the majority, healing is a simple and rapid process and, although the wound may leave a visible scar, it is not associated with persistent pain, excessive exudate, odour or distress. In some patients, healing is prolonged and...

Antimicrobial dressings Made Easy

Antimicrobial dressings play an important part in wound care in the prevention and management of infection. However, clinicians must be aware of their different properties and when to start and stop treatment in order to deliver cost- and clinically effective care.

3M™ COBAN™ 2 Compression Made Easy

The 3M Coban 2 Compression System is designed to address some of the problems that may be associated with multi-component compression systems, eg two- or four-layer bandaging, or compression hosiery. This system has two layers, is quick and easy to apply [1] and produces effective, consistent...