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Title Leg Ulcer Pain Relief Prior to Punch Biopsy Treatment Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Meeting the challenges of Wound Pain Activa publication Oct 05; pages 29-30
Key Points Painful sloughy ulcer, healing achieved with Actiformcool under Actico inelastic bandages
Title Removal of Slough, Exudate Control and Stimulation of a Healthy Wound Bed with ActiFormCool - A Case Study Download File
Author Margaret Armitage Vascular Nurse Specialist
Publication Internal Publication by Activa Healthcare Ltd to accompany Road shows - Oct '05
Key Points Patient with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Angioplasty performed to increase blood flow. 6 weeks post surgery wound had increased in size. Wound began healing once Actiformcool used.

Conference poster

Title Use of a sheet hydrogel dressing to overcome common wound problems. Download File
Author Margaret Armitage Vascular Nurse Specialist
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, Nov. 2005
Key Points Common wound problems include maceration, initial wound pain, pain at dressing change and between changes, slough and necrosis.
Title The interaction of a second generation hydrogel within the chronic wound environment. Download File
Author Keith Moore WoundSci
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Prague, May 2006.
Key Points ActiFormCool responds dynamically to changes in moisture. Invitro tests show that AFC inhibits the growth of bacterial growth.
Title ActiFormCool : A useful adjunct to aid wound healing and reduce wound pain. Download File
Author Fiona Brockwell, Tissue Viability Nurse
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow - May 2007
Key Points 2 case studies of patients with painful, recalcitrant leg ulcers, one requiring opiates for pain. After Actiformcool no analgesia required.
Title The patient journey:evidence into clinical practice Download File
Author Margaret Armitage
Publication Poster Presentation, EWMA Conference, Glasgow - May 2007
Key Points Case Study 1: Independent, self caring man awaiting knee surgery. AFC for wound bed preparation. Actico initially for compression, then Activa 2 layer hosiery kit Case Study 2: AFC used to manage heavy exudate & slough. 2 Actico bandages applied as indicated for larger limb
Title Multi-treatment approach to complex wound management of a circumferential leg wound caused by cellulitis Download File
Author Jane Barker Community Matron, Leg Ulcer Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: EWMA Conference, Helsinki - May 2009
Key Points Case study Case study of Leukaemia patient with extensive tissue loss due to episode of cellulitis. Patient had a lowered immune system, VAS pain score 10/10.
Title Can you solve a problem like Maria? The management & challenges of leg ulceration in an IV drug user Download File
Author Lindsay J Hunter
Publication Poster Presentation, TVS Conference, 2010
Key Points 29 year old drug abuser with leg ulcer, highly exuding, sloughy and painful.
Title A simple evaluation of new dressing based on Action Research Methods Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Poster presentation at TVS Conference, Torquay, April 2004
Key Points Actiformcool can be used under compression bandages. It reduces wound pain and aborbs exudate.
Title Comparing local (controlled) and national (uncontrolled) evaluations of AFC Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK conference, Harrogate, Nov 2004
Key Points Evaluation on 69 patients by 24 nurses. Found to echoe previous findings that Actiformcool reduces wound pain and manages exudate
Title Stages of Wound Healing: Applications in Practice Download File
Author Jeanette Collins, Anita Heron Dermatology Ward
Publication Poster Wounds UK July 2005
Key Points Case study of 40yr old with painful leg ulcer, also concerned about odour. Actiformcool only product which relieved the pain.
Title A dressing which can relieve wound pain Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Poster at EWMA conference, Stuttgart in September 2005
Key Points 10 patient study with chronic leg ulcer pain, Actiformcool reduced pain in 8/10 patients.
Title Case study of a painful arterial wound Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Meeting the challenges of Wound Pain Activa publication Oct 05; pages 27-28
Key Points Painful, non healing, arterial ulcer, Actiformcool reduced pain as well as
Title Treatment of a patient with painful vasculitic ulcers due to systemic lupus erythematosus Download File
Author Susan Cosgrove
Publication Poster Presentation: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2007
Key Points Patient with reduced immune system, substantial painful ulceration in both ankles . Pain score 10/10, after Actiformcool patient's pain bearable and wounds healed.
Title Reducing pain in painful wounds and treating skin damage with ActiFormCool: Three case studies Download File
Author Lesley Fox
Publication Poster Presentation: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2007
Key Points Case study of 2 cancer patients with painful wounds and another with leg ulcer. Analgesia required reduced by using Actiformcool.
Title 21 days in the life of Edna Download File
Author Sian Fumarola Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: Tissue Viability Society Conference, Peterborough - April 2008
Key Points Myeloid leukaemia patient with extensive bilateral tissue damage to both knees from pressure damage, complete debridment with Actiformcool after 9 days.
Title Sheila 'shark bite' - a case history Download File
Author Sian Fumarola Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points Patient with extreme pain following a surgical debridement of a pyoderma gangrenosum leg ulcer, she called it her "shark bite".
Title The role of the patient in managing wound pain to achieve wound improvement Download File
Author Bernadette Byrne Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
Publication Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Key Points 2 case studies. Excrutiatingly painful leg ulcer with amputation considered due to the pain, Actiformcool reduced pain and ulcer healed in 5 months. An infected non healing biopsy site, wound and pain improved with Actiformcool.
Title Multi-treatment approach to complex wound management of a circumferential leg wound caused by cellulitis Download File
Author Jane Barker Leg Ulcer Specialist
Publication Poster Presentation: EWMA Conference, Helsinki - May 2009
Key Points Leukaemia patient with extensive tissue from cellulitis. Patient had a lowered immune system.
Title Sharing Leg Ulcer Care at Galanos House Download File
Author Lindsay J Hunter
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Key Points Enthusiastic care home staff have worked successfully with Tissue Viability and Industry to provide holistic care for their residents.
Title Treatment of a painful ulcer with an ionic sheet hydrogel dressing Download File
Author Christina Harris
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Key Points A case study of an 80 year old lady with rectal cancer, a deep vein thrombosis in her left groin leading to severe unilateral lymphoedema and a large leg ulcer. Severe pain was affecting her quality of life.

Journal

Title Caring for patients with leg ulcers and underlying vaculitic condition Download File
Author Margaret Armitage
Publication BJCN, Wound Care Dec 04, Vol 9 No 12: 516-22
Key Points Painful leg ulcers in patients with vasculitis can be very debilitating. Actiformcool reduced wound pain and amount of analgesia required.
Title A small study in healing rates and symptoms control using a new sheet hydrogel dressing Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS
Publication Journal Wound Care, Vol 13, No 4, July 2004; 297-300
Key Points Actiformcool reduced wound pain, absorbed exudate and encouraged healing.
Title Hydrogel sheet dressings and short-stretch cohesive bandaging: case study Download File
Author Gail Powell Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publication British Journal of Community Nursing 15(3 Supp): S42 - S46 (Mar 2010)
Key Points Case study of an 88 year old lady with 10 month history of a traumatic leg ulcer measuring 9cm x 6cm, 100% slough,VAS pain score 9/10. Terrible night pain reduced to 0/10 with Actico and Actiformcool. Leg ulcer healed.
Title Managing and treating chronic wound pain Download File
Author Val Douglas
Publication Practice Nursing (2007) 18 (6): 296-302
Key Points Some wound care products and practices cause pain, practitioners should assess and attempt to manage pain. Actiformcool used on very painful ulcer, four hourly opiates could be stopped.
Title The autolytic debridement of venous leg ulcers Download File
Author Deborah Hofman
Publication Wound Essentials (2007), Wounds-UK, Vol 2: 68-73
Key Points Types of devitalised tissue, debridement methods, moisture absorption, ActiFormcool very effective debrider
Title Use of a hydrogel dressing for management of a painful leg ulcer Download File
Author Ann Moody TVN
Publication BJCN, Vol.11; No.6: s12-17 June 2006
Key Points AFC reduced the pain and managed the exudate and maceration. This allowed patient to tolerate compression.
Title Pain Management in Leg Ulcers using ActiFormCool Download File
Author Stephen Young, Sylvie Hampton
Publication Wounds UK Journal, Nov 2005
Key Points To test the effectiveness of ActiFormCool on painful wounds and to establish what types of pain could be reduced by Actiformcool.

Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

Quick Guide - Debrisoft in Practice

Publication
Wounds UK

Author
Wounds UK

Key points
This handy guide clearly shows you how and when to use Debrisoft, plus handy tips and hints on getting the best results. Debrisoft is supported by NICE and helps you assess and debride hyperkeratosis, acute and chronic wounds.

 

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