Tissue Viability - November 2015

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EPUAP Focus Meeting 2016: 4 6 April, Berlin, Germany

The Role of Skin and Tissue Maturation and Aging in Pressure Ulcer Research and Practice

Venue: Kaiserin Friedrich-Haus

The programme will address topics such as: introduction to skin, skin function and skin research; pressure ulcers in infancy; skin aging; pressure ulcers in ageing skin; superficial skin changes in the aged; dry skin. The programme will also include an industry session.

  • Registration will open October 2015
  • Abstract submission will open November 2015

More information at: www.focusmeeting2016.org.


Cochrane Reports

Aziz, Z. & Bell-Syer, S.E. 2015, "Electromagnetic therapy for treating pressure ulcers ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 9, pp. CD002930.

Dumville, J.C., Keogh, S.J., Liu, Z., Stubbs, N., Walker, R.M. & Fortnam, M. 2015, "Alginate dressings for treating pressure ulcers ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 5, pp. CD011277.

Dumville, J.C., Land, L., Evans, D. & Peinemann, F. 2015, "Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 7, pp. CD011354.

Kranke, P., Bennett, M.H., Martyn-St James, M., Schnabel, A., Debus, S.E. & Weibel, S. 2015, "Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 6, pp. CD004123.

McInnes, E., Jammali-Blasi, A., Bell-Syer, S.E., Dumville, J.C., Middleton, V. & Cullum, N. 2015, "Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 9, pp. CD001735.

Moore, Z.E., Webster, J. & Samuriwo, R. 2015, "Wound-care teams for preventing and treating pressure ulcers ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 9, pp. CD011011.

Zhang, Q., Sun, Z. & Yue, J. 2015, "Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers ", The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 6, pp. CD010518.


National Guidelines

Pressure Ulcers: NICE quality standard [QS89] Published date: June 2015


Pressure Relieving Equipment

Bateman, S.D. 2015, "150 Patient Experiences with a Soft Silicone Foam Dressing" British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S15-23 1p

Fletcher, J. & Evans, J. , Evaluation of the Dyna-Form™ Static Air HZ in a coronary care setting. Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].

Gleeson, D. 2015, "Evaluating an alternating mattress on an elderly rehabilitation ward", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S42-7 1p

Gleeson, D. 2015, "Pressure-ulcer reduction using low-friction fabric bootees", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S26-9 1p

Holloway, S. , A review of current evidence for the use of the Repose® product range. Wounds UK  [2015, 11/12/2015].

Hunt, S.D. , Topical oxygen-haemoglobin use on sloughy wounds: positive patient outcomes and the promotion of self-care. Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].

Ivins, N. & Khuraibet, S. , Woundox® Irrigation Solution: a case series study Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].

Merlin-Manton, E., Greenwood, M. & Linthwaite, A. 2015, "An observational evaluation of a new foam adhesive dressing", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S21-7 1p

Stephen-Haynes, J., Callaghan, R. & Allsopp, A.  A retrospective analysis of the use of the Softform® Premier Active 2 in an NHS Trust Wounds UK  [2015, 11/12/2015].

Tickle, J., Deschamps, K. & Messier, B. 0914, A topical haemoglobin spray for oxygenating pressure ulcers: a pilot study


Pressure Ulcers – prevention and safeguarding

Coleman, S., Muir, D., Rawson, B. & Rawson, Y. 2015, "Patient involvement in risk tool development", Nursing Times, vol. 111, no. 25, pp. 17.

Fletcher, J. & Ivins, N. , Is it time to review how we clean leg ulcers? Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].


Geraghty, J. 2015, "Tissue viability services for intravenous drug users", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S6-S6 1p

Holroyd, S. 2015, "Incontinence-associated dermatitis: identification, prevention and care Sharon Holroyd", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S37-43 1p

Morris Thompson, T. & Marks-Maran, D. 2015, "A programme to reduce acquired pressure ulcers in care homes", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S4-S12 1p

Newham, R. & Hudgell, L. 2015, "Pressure-ulcer management and prevention in acute and primary care", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S4-S11 1p

Norris, R. & Chapman-Jones, D. , Healing trajectories as an indicator of clinical outcomes in patients with venous leg ulcers. Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].


Osborne, K. 2015, "Boost to take-up of tissue viability nurses’ pressure ulcer scheme", Nursing Standard, vol. 29, no. 24, pp. 10-10 1p

Ousey, K. , How tissue viability is leading change. Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].


Stang, D. & Ballard-Wilson, A. , The role of innovation in heel pressure ulcer prevention. Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].


Tapiwa Chamanga, E., Hughes, M., Hilston, K., Sparke, A. & Jandrisits, J.M. 2015, "Chronic wound bed preparation using a cleansing solution", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S30-6 1p

Vowden, P. , What we should know about wounds and woundcare management Wounds UK  [2015, 11/12/2015].


Skin Assessment – grading, care, integrity issues

Gohel, M. , Endovenous treatment options in patients with chronic venous disease and lower limb ulcers Wounds UK [2015, 11/12/2015].


SSKIN Bundles – effectiveness

Nothing to report


HCAS and Role in Tissue Viability

Buckley, E. 2015, "Professional lead nurse tissue viability", British Journal of Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S14-S14 1p


The following sources have been searched for evidence published in the previous three months Please contact the editor for further information.


  • British Journal of Nursing
  • Cochrane Library
  • European Pressure Ulcer AdvisoryPanel
  • National Patient Safety Agency
  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • NHS Scotland Guidelines
  • NICE Guidelines
  • Nursing Older People
  • Nursing Standard
  • Nursing Times
  • Wound Essentials
  • Wound UK


Some key Nursing journals were also scanned. For a full list of sources used for the update, Please contact the Editor for further information.


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