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Title A STEP-DOWN APPROACH TO LEG ULCER MANAGEMENT: FACILITATING BEST PRACTICE, COST IMPROVEMENTS AND QUALITY OF LIFE Download File
Author Jenny Williamson,Lol Pidcock,
Publication Harrogate Poster
Date 1 November 2014
Key Points Bandages may not be what the patient prefers, using bandages until the limb and wound are suitable for a hosiery kit suited this tennis playing patient.
Title A multidisciplinary management of lower limb lymphoedema with quality of life as an outcome measure Download File
Author Kate Bennett
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Date 1 November 2011
Key Points Improved quality of life may be the patient's and carer's goal rather than full healing.
Title The management of Lymphorroea with Flivasorb and Actico Download File
Author Rebecca Billingham
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2009
Date 1 November 2009
Key Points 73 year old lady with co-morbidities and housebound. Suffering with bilateral oedema and lymphorrhoea and one leg also ulcerated. Flivasorb applied with Actico. After first day no strike through onto bandages and the Flivasorb had locked away all the fluid.
Title A well leg model "Prevention is better than cure" Download File
Author Lisa Rice and Jane McFarlane LU Specialists
Publication Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate, November 2008
Date 1 November 2008
Key Points An audit of leg ulcer management indicating high recurrence rates. Activa BS hosiery is suitable for patients without oedema, and Actilymph for those with oedema. The ranges resulted in recurrence dropping from 65.9% to 4.5%.
Title The advantages of using Actico bandaging to reduce oedema Download File
Author Alison Nelson, Healing Solutions Judith Patton - TVN
Publication Poster Presentation: Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - November 2007
Date 1 November 2007
Key Points Obese patient,non compliant. Wife learnt to bandage with Actico. After 6 weeks both legs healed and in Actilymph hosiery.
Title Lymphoedema - a gap in local services Download File
Author Angela Wilson, Leg ulcer specialist nurse
Publication Poster presentation, Wounds-UK conference, Harrogate, November 2006
Date 1 November 2006
Key Points Best practice for chronic oedema is inelastic bandages. Innapropriate use of 4L causes deterioration.Actico and Actilymph on FP10 accessible treatment

Journal

Title Development and evaluation of a hosiery selection algorithm in an acute and community healthcare NHS Trust Download File
Author Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rachael Sykes
Publication Wounds UK 2013
Date 1 November 2013
Key Points Selecting compression hosiery can be confusing, especially now with European classifications. This algorithm has been successfully used to help clinicians choose the most appropriate hosiery.
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)
Date 1 March 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 Selecting & fitting Activa hosiery Download File
Author Sylvie Hampton TVS
Publication Nursing and Residential Care. August 2002 Vol:4 No:8 396-398
Date 1 August 2002
Key Points Confusion exists between European and British Standard hosiery. General lack of training for nurses.

THE IMPACT OF A MONOFILAMENT DEBRIDEMENT PAD IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

THE IMPACT OF A MONOFILAMENT DEBRIDEMENT PAD IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

Publication
Harrogate Poster

Author
Anita Heron,Georgina Maginn

Key points
Bob was very distressed by ineffective treatment for his actinic keratosis, which was sore and looked and smelt unpleasant. Debrisoft removed 90% of the scales on first use. Bob can self manage and NHS costs greatly reduced.

 

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