In the last week, which type of wound have you treated most of?
Patients with burns are initially treated by non-specialist clinicians and then referred to a specialist burns service. This delays definitive specialist treatment and may lead to inappropriate management of patients with burn injury. In this article, the winner of the 2014 Mölnlycke Burn Care Award, Krissie Stiles, on behalf of her team, Suzie Whiting, Karen Lambourne, Eva Daní?ková, outlines their approach to developing a regional burns care advisor network and the benefits it has realised.
Many of shy away from public exercise - after all, gym's are full of tall and toned people in tight lycra who still look impossibly glamorous even while 'glowing' gently. What could possibly be the problem?
So what is different about taking your exercise regimen to the park? Well, lots apparently. Here, George Winter explains.
In the last issue (Issue 9: http://https://pcnr.co.uk/articles/258/oh-what-a-circus-oh-what-a-show-) we reported on the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff Awards, held in November last year. We also featured two of the winning entries.
Here, we show-case the other award winners.
Do leaders and managers ever feel vulnerable? Have you ever sat in a meeting and suddenly thought "Do I really know what I am talking about? Is this me? I don't know what the hell is going on? And if you have, do you tell anyone, or even admit it to yourself?
I his latest blog, David Gilbert shares his thoughts on the vulnerabilities of a patient director.
Using suction to remove toxins or to stimulate wound perfusion is not new. However, the therapeutic use of mechanical negative pressure for wound management has developed exponentially over the past three decades, with a consequent rise in the number of therapies available. In this article, Sylvie Hampton guides us through the use of negative pressure.
In the last issue, we featured a piece by Wayne Walker, Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) guardian and multi-skilled technician at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust. Wayne has been in the role for a little over a year now, and this piece reflects his experience.
This blog was written for the NHS Employees site ,and PCNR would like to thank them for their kind permission to reproduce it here
Diabetes has a world-wide reach and prevalence is increasing. But how much do we know about it? In this article, the first of two, Frank Booth outlines types and causes of diabetes. In the second article (Issue 6 PCNR), he explores these factors in greater depth and presents his own view of living with diabetes.