Useful Links                    

Online Resources


BAPEN http://www.bapen.org.uk/

BAPEN is a Charitable Association that raises awareness of malnutrition and works to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community.


BUPA www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/ directory/s/surgical-wounds

This page on the BUPA website is aimed at patients and caregivers. It covers caring for surgical wounds and complications, and has a basic FAQs link that includes useful resources.


CLINIMED http://bit.ly/1T8AOCS

This page focuses on the phases of wound healing. It is aimed at clinical practitioners but it is not complex or medically driven. Readers can access succinct summaries on a variety of aspects of wound healing, such as management of odour, appropriate dressing selection, management of exudate and pain, plus much more. The illustrations could also help with wound classification.


COCHRANE wounds.cochrane.org/

Cochrane are an international non-profit, independent research publishing organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare. Cochrane Wounds produce, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effects of interventions for the prevention and treatment of wounds and wound complications. The group is coordinated by an editorial team, based at the University of Manchester in the UK. There are a number of published reviews and titles in development. These are listed by topic and can be viewed and downloaded for reference.


EMWA ww.ewma.org

The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) was founded in 1991, and promotes the advancement of education and research into native epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds of all aetiologies. The EWMA is an umbrella organisation linking wound management associations across Europe, and a multidisciplinary group bringing together individuals and organisations interested in wound management. The EWMA is an educational resource, organises conferences, contributes to international projects related to wound management, actively supports the implementation of existing knowledge within wound management, and provides information on all aspects of wound management. A number of consensus documents can be downloaded as full text PDFs from their website.


FOOT IN DIABETES UK www.footindiabetes.org/committee

Foot in Diabetes UK is dedicated to continuous improvement of the care and management of people with diabetic foot problems. The website covers news and events, and has Continuous Professional Development section, along with resources and links to other published documents related to care of the diabetic foot, including consensus documents.


JBI COnNECT+ http://connect.jbiconnectplus.org/Default.aspx

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The wound healing and management node at JBI COnNECT+ (Clinical Online Network of Evidence for Care and Therapeutics) provides easy access to evidence based resources, making it easy to find and use evidence to inform clinical decision-making for wound care professionals.


NHS CHOICES http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

NHS Choices is an interactive site aimed at the general public that has a variety of educational advice and information about healthcare diagnosis in the form of an A–Z. It offers simple-to understand explanations and advice about self-care and health optimisation/making healthy choices. It also has a news feed, community section, finding local services and care and support section.


NICE www.nice.org.uk

Tissue Viability related guidelines include Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers 2014 (CG179)


NPUAP – summary guidelines www.npuap.org or www.epuap.org

for International Guidelines on Prevention and treatment of Pressure ulcer 2014/SCALE consensus statement re skin changes at life’s end


Tissue Viability society TVS http://tvs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/TVSConsensusPUReporting.pdf

Achieving consensus in pressure ulcer reporting.


WELLBEING WITH A WOUND http://bit.ly/1gWGlh4

Wellbeing is a complex concept that includes physical, social, psychological, and spiritual/ cultural factors. This Smith & Nephew website seeks to explore what it is like to live with and how to care for patients with a wound. Although healing, exudate management and preventing infection are some of the key aims of wound care, patients often have different priorities that substantially affect their wellbeing, such as: unpleasant wound odour, unsightly strikethrough and bulky dressings that displace and limit clothing.


WOUNDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.woundsinternational.com/

Wounds International provides high-quality independent medical education. There is an extensive free-to-download archive of peer reviewed, multilingual resources, including consensus documents, best practice statements, made easies and on-demand videos. The quarterly, digital page-turning Wounds International journal is for wound care professionals who wish to keep up to date and fully informed about the clinical, practical, educational, research and policy aspects of wound care world wide. It aims to raise awareness and standards for wound healing around the world.


WOUNDS UK www.wounds-uk.com

Wounds UK, is one of the most useful online resources for wound care professionals in the UK. Committed to providing free-access, high-quality and up-to-date information on managing acute and chronic wounds, this website should be bookmarked by everyone in the wound care world.


WORLD WIDE WOUNDS www.worldwidewounds.com

Online resource for dressing materials/wound management information