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Conference poster

Title Minimalism: Actico cohesive short stretch bandage case studies: Download File
Author Marion Moody
Publication Poster presentation UWMEF Cardiff 2001
Key Points Case Study 1: Less active patient. 4lb too bulky ls too tight 12 year ulcer- daily dressings at times. Case Study 2: Active patient. Poor hygiene and compliance. Wanted to wear footwear


Title The treatment of venous ulceration in a young & fit man Download File
Author Sarah Cooper
Publication Irish Nurse February 2002. Scottish Nurse March 2002
Key Points Leg Ulcers take 24-50% D/N time. Traumatic wound, wanted to wear shoes. No evidence of healing in 8 weeks.
Title Bandages-Where to begin Download File
Author Zahra Pah-Lavan
Publication n2n Magazine
Key Points Review of evidence to support the effectiveness of SSB, including Franks study. Slippage of cotton bandages identified. List of bandages including Actico and Actiban, Flexiban, Acti-Fast, Acti-Wrap also mentioned.


Title Randomised trial comparing four layer with Actico cohesive short stretch compression bandaging in the management of chronic venous ulceration Download File
Author P.Franks, M.Moody, C.Moffatt, R.Martin, R.Blewett, E.Seymour, A.Hildreth, C Hourican, J Collins, A Heron,
Publication Tissue Repair and Regeneration 2004: 12; 157-162
Key Points 159 patients, 12 centres- Outcomes; ulcer closure 4 LB 68%, CSSB 73%. Mobility deficit did not affect healing with cohesive short stretch bandages

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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