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CONTENTSMARCH2012 Editorials and opinion


Learning the easy way Page 3 Suzie Calne looks at the challenges of providing useful and effective wound care education


Both skill and sensitivity are needed for paediatric


patients Page 5 A look at how the International Society of Paediatric Wound Care is seeking to improve the standard of wound care when treating children


Day in the life Page 6 Monica Walusimbi, a registered nurse and midwife at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, talks about a typical day in her wound clinic


The impact of traditional treatments on wound care in sub-Saharan Africa Page 7 Francis Ojok, Bua Emmanuel and Regina Akise discuss their study on the issues clinicians face when dealing with traditional remedies


News


News update Page 9 A round-up of wound care news, including the latest from associations, clinicians and industry


Practice and development


Skin integrity update Page 12 Peter Vowden, Tracy Nowicki, Karen Ousey and Connie Harris discuss the latest innovations in skin integrity


Innovations in dressing technology for leg ulcer patients Page 18


Astrid Probst explains how developments in bandaging and dressing technology are helping to achieve effective leg ulcer management in one German hospital


Expert Commentary Page 19


David Leaper describes how the Wounds At Risk (WAR) score can be used to predict the risk of infection in a chronic wound


Ten top tips for wound debridement Page 20 Kathleen Leak explains how best to debride a wound


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