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Title ActiGlide: A simple method of applying compression hosiery Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVCS, Eastbourne
Publication Journal of Wound Care, Vol.19, No.5, May 2005: 238-240
Key Points 36 nurses and 1164 patients in audit on applying hosiery. Actiglide encourages independence and reduces need for clinic visits.
Title Selecting & fitting Activa hosiery Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVS
Publication Nursing and Residential Care. August 2002 Vol:4 No:8 396-398
Key Points Confusion exists between European and British Standard hosiery. General lack of training for nurses.

The Debrisoft monafilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

The Debrisoft monafilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

Medical technology guidance

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Key points
New NICE Guidance recommends the use of Debrisoft as part of the management of acute or chronic wounds in community settings. According to NICE, hundreds of thousands of patients with wounds requiring debridement could benefit from Debrisoft. Using Debrisoft on these patients could save the NHS in the region of £15 million annually.


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