Karen Ousey

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...

PolyMem dressings Made Easy

As healthcare budgets are put under pressure, providers increasingly need to balance reduced cost with providing high-quality outcomes. This has led to more wounds being treated in the community, creating a need for non-specialists to acquire knowledge about advanced wound care products. However,...

Skin integrity update

In this clinical update on skin integrity, the authors highlight the importance of maintaining skin hydration for normal skin function, preventing build-up of callus and other materials and performing regular skin assessments. The latter plays a vital role in pressure ulcer prevention, helping to...

Skin integrity update

Peter Vowden, Tracy Nowicki, Karen Ousey and Connie Harris report on several Skin Integrity topics. If you use an innovative technique in your practice that you would like us to feature in future issues, please email the editor at: scalne@woundsinternational.com