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  • Surgical wound assessment and documentation of nurses: an integrative review 

    Ding, S; Lin, Frances; Gillespie, Brigid (Journal of Wound Care, 2016)
    Objective: Surgical site infections (SSI) are serious complications that can lead to adverse patient outcomes such as prolonged hospital length of stay, increased health-care costs, and even death. There is an imperative ...
  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of two community models of care for patients with venous leg ulcers 

    Gordon, L.; Edwards, H.; Courtney, M.; Finlayson, K.; Shuter, P.; Lindsay, E. (Journal of Wound Care, 2006)
    Aim: To conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis based on data from a randomised controlled trial comparing a traditional community home nursing with a community Leg Club model for chronic venous leg ulcer management in the ...
  • Eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics (EMLA) 5% cream as a primary dressing on a painful lower leg 

    Purcell, A.; Marshall, Andrea; King, J.; Buckley, T. (Journal of Wound Care, 2012)
    Patients living with chronic leg ulceration may frequently experience moderate to severe wound-related pain, which may not be alleviated by oral analgesics alone. Poorly controlled leg ulcer pain can prevent timely and ...
  • Patient perspectives of their leg ulcer journey 

    Green, J.; Jester, Rebecca; McKinley, R.; Pooler, A. (Journal of Wound Care, 2013)
    Objective: To understand the personal impact of venous leg ulceration from the patients' perspective. Method: Face-to-face, unstructured interviews were conducted with nine patient participants with venous leg ulcers. The ...
  • Nurse-patient consultations in primary care: do patients disclose their concerns? 

    Green, J.; Jester, Rebecca; McKinley, R.; Pooler, A. (Journal of Wound Care, 2013)
    Objective: To quantify the extent to which patients disclose their concerns to community nurses during wound care consultations. Method: Using an 'observation checklist' based on themes and subthemes that were identified ...

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