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Nursing Update: Special Issue: Wound care management and healing 2023

Special Issue on Wound care management

A special issue on wound care management and wound care aspects relevant to nursing. Included are specific focus on pressure ulcers-injuries and hard to heal wounds.
As much as possible full text is listed and some resources can be freely accessible. However, most articles will require an SVHM log in for offsite accessOther Special Issues in the collection are available here: Special Issues on Nursing Update

E-books on Wound care


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Wound assessment




             Wound care.  ©Ausmed. (AU resource)
             A guide for healthcare staff                                                        
             Ausmed 5 day free trial
             Wound Care CPD points and more
             Wound care: A guide for healthcare professionals
             J. Rice. CPD development practice 
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             Wound Management Hub
             A comprehensive collection of
             wound management education
             51 Resources (inc. articles, infographics) 
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Wounds Australia
As your peak body for wound care and management, it’s our vision to ensure the Australian community receives quality wound prevention and care. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to lead the way in wound care and prevention through advocacy, knowledge, innovation and collaboration.

Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN).
"Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is the largest and most recognized professional nursing community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs."

Indigenous Wound, Ostomy and Continence Health - Sharing Circle
"The Indigenous Wound, Ostomy and Continence Health Core Program brings together Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC®), Skin Wellness Associate Nurses (SWAN™) and key healthcare stakeholders working with Indigenous people who collaborate to identify key issues in the care delivery of wound, ostomy and continence for indigenous, including Inuit and Metis, people."

Feature articles in wound management

Specialized Nurse-led Care of Chronic Wounds During Hospitalization and After Discharge: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Sili, Alessandro, et al. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. Issue: Volume 36(1), January 2023, p 24-29.
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Pressure Injury Prevention and Management: A Gap Analysis Using Key Stakeholder Engagement
Pittman, Joyce; Otts, Jo Ann; Riley, Bettina; Mulekar, Madhuri S. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Issue: Volume 49(5), September/October 2022, p 416-427.
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Surgical wound care preferences and priorities from the perspectives of patients: a qualitative analysis
Rachel M Walker et al, Journal of Wound Care 2023 32:Sup1, S19-S27.
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Influence of Nutrition Status and Compression Therapy on Venous Ulcer Healing: A Systematic Review
Garcia-Rodriguez, Maria Teresa et alAdvances in Skin & Wound Care. Issue: Volume 36(1), Jan 2023, p 45-53.
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Medical and surgical nurses' approach to patient pressure injury prevention education: An integrative review
Deakin J; Latimer S; Walker RM; Gillespie BM. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2023, Jun 27.
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Guidelines in Practice: Prevention of Perioperative Pressure Injury.
Speth J. AORN Journal. 118(1):37-44, 2023 07.
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Retrospective study on the factors influencing the severity of pressure injuries among intensive care unit patients.
Chang WP and Weng PW. Journal of Clinical Nursing 32.1-2 (2023): 243-252.
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Standards, Guidelines and professional resources

Australian Standards for Wound Prevention and Management, 4 ed, 2023. Haesler E. and Carville K. ISBN: 978-0-6487313-5-1. See PDF or use general link to download content.

Wounds Australia - Standards & Guidelines
(pressure injuries, chronic wound healing -teamwork, Australian Standards for Wound prevention and Management- includes free downloads eBooks) 

Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
This guideline was developed by the Australian Wound Management Association and the New Zealand Wound Care Society. The guideline presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers within the Australian and New Zealand health care context, based on the best evidence available up to January 2011.

CPD professional guides

Wound care: A guide for healthcare professionals
Jan Rice. CPD development practice. Nov, 2019. ©Ausmed. (AU resource)
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Wound Management Hub

A comprehensive collection of wound management education for all healthcare professionals
51 Resources (including articles, videos and infographics) ©Ausmed
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