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.
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
Mike Edmonds reminds us to be vigilant of limb-threatening diabetic foot infection and sepsis during the COVID-19 pandemic as directed by the FDUK lower limb amputation prevention pathway.
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
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.
Alison Schofield runs through the electronic educational resources that are available during lockdown and social distancing.
Vascular surgeon Naseer Ahmad details when immediate vascular referral is required as part of the FDUK lower limb amputation prevention pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul Chadwick covers the management of non limb-threatening problems outlined in the FDUK COVID-19 lower limb amputation prevention pathway.
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.
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.