IS WOUND CARE IN CRISIS?

Alison Schofield reports on the impact of COVID-19 on wound care in the community, self-care and nursing homes, and what you can do if you are shielding at home.

SKIN CARE FOR PATIENTS IN THE PRONE POSITION

What adjustments to skin care need to be made for patients in the prone position? Jacqui Fletcher shares guidance for each part of the body. See https://youtu.be/eXaPxPmVpSA for how to secure tubing using the hammocking technique

PREVENTING SKIN DAMAGE UNDER PPE

Jacqui Fletcher provides practical tips to care for you skin while wearing PPE. Further infomation: Helping prevent facial skin damage beneath personal protective equipment Link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/04/C0129_Preventing-skin-damage-under-PPE_9-April.pdf

VASOPRESSOR SKIN DAMAGE DURING COVID-19

What is vasopressor skin damage and why do we need to be familiar with the cause and signs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond? Fiona Downie explains all.

SELF-CARE FOR WOUND CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, self-care in wound care is more vital than ever. Fiona Downie outlines self-care possibilities, a checklist and resources, to facilitate self-care for suitable patients at this time.

COVID-19 LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION PREVENTION PATHWAY

FDUK have produced a pathway to support all lower-limb clinicians manage people with critical/limb-threatening ischaemia or infection during the COVID-19 situation to guide life and limb-saving treatment.