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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
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 management of Lymphorroea with Flivasorb and Actico Download File
Author Rebecca Billingham
Publication Poster presentation at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate - 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 multidisciplinary management of lower limb lymphoedema with quality of life as an outcome measure Download File
Author Kate Bennett
Publication Harrogate Wounds UK 2011
Key Points Improved quality of life may be the patient's and carer's goal rather than full healing.
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
Key Points Best practice for chronic oedema is inelastic bandages. Innapropriate use of 4L causes deterioration.Actico and Actilymph on FP10 accessible treatment
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
Key Points Obese patient,non compliant. Wife learnt to bandage with Actico. After 6 weeks both legs healed and in Actilymph hosiery.
Author Jenny Williamson,Lol Pidcock,
Publication Harrogate Poster
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 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 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.
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
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.

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Fireworks with after effects - successful use of a polyester monofilament fibre product for the removal of embedded explosive residue

Poster Harrogate 2012

Stoffels et al.

Key points
A firework exploded in a 17 year old boys face, embedding a "dirt tattoo" in his face. Debrisoft removed most of the particles quickly with great cosmetic results.


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