Joyce Black

A wounds wish list for 2017

Some of us have had a long career in wound care, while some of you are new to the field. But whether we can have a long look back or a short one, we all have our individual hopes that specific areas in the world of wound care that we love improve over the course of the year. Here is my wish list...

IWII: Wound infection in clinical practice

This update provides an opportunity to explore contemporary advances in wound infection knowledge and practice. Since 2008, scientific and clinical understanding of chronic wound infection has developed significantly. In particular, awareness of the presence and impact of wound biofilm has advanced...

Ten top tips: the legalities of pressure ulcers

When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, a large number of them are brought to lawyers as a result of the patient and/or the patient’s family being frustrated or angry about an unexpected event or outcome occurring in relation to his/her medical treatment. This should come as no surprise as...

Top tips: gun shot wounds

Trauma is the number one cause of mortality in Americans under the age of 45 and the fifth most common cause of death overall. Traumatic injuries are categorised as blunt or penetrating for the purpose of triage. Penetrating injuries result in a much higher injury severity. On arrival at the...

Ten top tips: bariatric skin care

The number of obese patients is rising worldwide, with estimates of nearly 2 billion adults being overweight (body mass index (BMI) >25) and 600 million being obese (BMI>30). These numbers mean that, on a daily basis, most healthcare providers are working with bariatric patients as bariatrics...

Ten top tips: bariatric skin care

The number of obese patients is rising worldwide, with estimates of nearly 2 billion adults being overweight (body mass index (BMI) >25) and 600 million being obese (BMI>30)[1]. These numbers mean that, on a daily basis, most healthcare providers are working with bariatric patients as bariatrics...

Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance reveals that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening now, across the world. This has been driven by antibiotic overuse in humans and food-producing animals,...