Top festive injuries & how to avoid them

Top festive injuries & how to avoid them

Ladder injuries One of the main reasons people will end with injuries over the festive period is due to falls from ladders. According to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, nearly 5,000 Australians are admitted to hospital each year as a result of...
How to prevent & care for foot wounds

How to prevent & care for foot wounds

Prevent and care for foot wounds  One pair must last a lifetime – take good care of them and they will look after you With the rising incidence of diabetes it is essential that everyone has a greater understanding of what constitutes good foot care. People...
How to prevent a wound infection

How to prevent a wound infection

How to prevent a wound infection Any wound from amputation or other surgery is at risk of becoming infected because the skin opening can allow germs or dirt to enter the bloodstream. A wound infection can cause tenderness or pain, fever, redness, swelling and/or...
Wound Odours & Effective Management

Wound Odours & Effective Management

Coping with wound odours can be extremely challenging and have a profound negative effect on the patient, and their family at time when more support is needed. Wound odour can diminish appetite and activity and when masked with sprays or fragrances can set up an...
When to use a hydrocolloid dressing

When to use a hydrocolloid dressing

What is a hydrocolloid dressing? A hydrocolloid dressing is a type of dressing that provides a moist and insulated healing environment. Hydrocolloid dressings protect uninfected wounds and allow the body’s own enzymes to assist in the healing process. Hydrocolloid...
Your wounds & the silly season

Your wounds & the silly season

Your Wounds & The Silly Season While most people are planning to spend time with family and friends, those with current or previous chronic wounds need to consider how to balance their treatment and prevention regimes with parties, time away from home and the...