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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 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 2012 Harrogate poster (JH) Download File
Author Jenny Hindley
Publication Poster presentation Harrogate 2012
Key Points A Dopplar traffic light system helps clinicians assess patients' risk of arterial disease post venous leg ulcer.


Title Effective compression therapy: how to guide Download File
Author Wound Essentials
Publication Wound Essentials
Key Points Advice on the treatment of venous leg ulcers
Title Short stretch bandaging: a case history Download File
Author Deborah Ruff
Publication Nursing in Practice March 2002:87
Key Points Use of correct assessment. Failure to heal. Arterial problems.
Title Preventing unnecessary suffering - an audit of a leg ulcer clinic Download File
Author Jenny Bentley Lecturer, Kings College, London
Publication Journal of Community Nursing 2001 Vol:6, No:3 136-142
Key Points Compression hosiery is required to prevent leg ulcer recurrence.Patients liked the Activa BS range.
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 Redesigning the process of providing compression hosiery to patients attending hospital clinics Download File
Author M. Andrews, Orthotics Project Manager
Publication JWC. Vol 14, No.7, July 2005: 307-309
Key Points Article highlighted problems with old system. Backing consultants. Activa shortlisted by working group.Activa's training support.

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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