Children’s allergies such as cow’s milk allergy (CMA) are on the increase. Maureen Jenkins, Director of Clinical Services at national charity, Allergy UK explains what symptoms to look out for in common allergic conditions, thereby epediting diagnosis and management.
Faecal Incontinence can effect between 1% and 10% of adults, depending on the frequency and definition faecal incontinence used. It is likely that 0.5–1.0% of adults experience regular faecal incontinence that affects their quality of life. This article gives an overview of the problem and highlights some actions that nurses can take to manage this.
Skin tears are described as traumatic wounds that result from a separation in the two principle layers of the skin, the dermis and epidermis. While the STAR (Skin Tear Audit Research) tool classification of skin tears is helpful, it was recognised that wide variations in practice occur; in an attempt to address this, the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) was established. Here, Annie Clothier reviews the skin tear guidance the group produced.
This article, an entry in the Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarship and Awards, outlines a study proposal which will explore the use of a wound dressing as a prophylaxis against pressure ulcer development in patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia for an orthopaedic procedure.