Wound Practice and Research

Current Issue

Volume 22, Number 1

March 2014

WP&R Current Issue


  • The prevalence and incidence of chronic wounds: a literature review

  • Modelling the direct health care costs of chronic wounds in Australia

  • The use and acceptability of devices for compression stocking application and removal

  • How long is too long? Patient-centred care in the case of a pilonidal sinus — a reality or not?

  • Recommended practice: wound debridement - larval therapy

  • Barriers to implementing change within diabetes care

  • Use of honey in palliative and general wound management
Wound Practice and Research is the official journal of the Australian Wound Management Association Inc. The focus of the journal is primarily in discussing and portraying issues on wound management within Australia and surrounding countries. It is distributed to a readership of over 5000 throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

Within each issue there are usually four to five papers that relate to such topics as:

  • the science of wound healing
  • the aetiology of wounds
  • the care of acute and chronic wounds
  • wound research
  • wound care in the community and quality of life issues

Other regular features of the journal are:

  • an editorial
  • book reviews
  • product evaluations
  • product information

For further information visit the
AWMA website


or click on the following links


Decreasing pressure injury prevalence in an Australian general hospital: a 10-year review

Evidence summary: Wound management: doxycycline for chronic wounds - Joanna Briggs Institute

A prospective randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of calcium alginate and retention dressings in split-thickness skin graft donor sites

Evidence summary: Wound management: tea tree oil - Joanna Briggs Institute

Matrix metalloproteinases during wound healing – a double edged sword

Successful management of infected wounds using a solution and gel containing Betaine and PHMB

TIME-H in clinical practice — a pilot study

Evidence summary: Wound management: debridement — wet-to-dry moistened gauze - Joanna Briggs Institute

Guest editorial: The lymphatics – a forgotten or often overlooked system

Lymphoedema and cellulitis: A narrative review

Best practice skin care management in lymphoedema A review of severe lower limb trauma with extensive soft tissue loss and subsequent reconstructive surgery: its impact on the lymphatic system

End-users’ assessment of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy products

Evidence summary: Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) wound dressings

Evidence summary: Wound infection: iodophors and biofilms

Recommended Practice: Simple dressing for malignant fungating wounds

Evidence Summary: Wound Management : Dressings-Alginate

Wound Management: Debridement - Autolytic

Evidence Summary: Wound Management – Tea (green) for managing malodourous wounds

Journal Watch

Editorial: New look – same power to influence you

Clinical and economic improvements in pressure injury care at Ballarat Health Services

Evidence summary: Wound infection: iodophors and biofilms

Surgical debridement with early skin grafting in the management of a complex diabetic foot wound

Blister management guidelines: collecting the evidence

Evidence summary: Wound management: dressings – alginate

MicroRNAs and their roles in wound repair and regeneration

Development of an enterostomal therapy nurse outpatient wound clinic in Indonesia: a retrospective descriptive study

Evidence summary: Wound infection: silver products and biofilms

A history of materials and practices for wound management

The proliferative effect of all-trans retinoic acid during wound healing: A compromised effect in the presence of dimethyl sulphoxide

Low-frequency ultrasound debridement (Sonoca-185) in acute wound management: A case study

Diabetic foot ulcers: A key focus area for the Fiji Health Service Improvement Program

Natural honey as an adjunctive alternative in the management of diabetic foot ulcers

Non-healing tuberculous ulcer of the great toe in a health care professional

Biochemical profiling of proteins and metabolites in wound exudate from chronic wound environments

 Cell responses to plasma polymers – implications for wound care

Understanding the relationships between the calf muscle pump, ankle range of motion and healing for adults with venous leg ulcers: a review of the literature

 Potential anti-inflammatory treatments for chronic wounds

Drivers and barriers of surgical wound management in a large health care organisation: Results of an environmental sca

A pilot study: A prospective, interventional study of the effectiveness of digital wound imaging, remote consultation and podiatry offloading devices on the healing rates of chronic lower extremity wounds in remote regions of Western Australia

Perspective: Globalisation of repair: 12 points of policy

Caution: when combining topical wound treatments, more is not always better

Skin tears: should the emphasis be only their management?

Atrophie blanche

Citric acid treatment of surgical site infections: a prospective open study

Pressure ulcers in home care settings:is it overlooked?

An audit of radiation-induced mucositis in a tropical cancer centre: the importance of adhering to a mouth care regimen

A review of the literature to determine the recommended nursing interventions aimed at decreasing the risk of pressure ulcer development in patients with spinal cord injury

Leg Clubs® – Beyond the ulcers Case studies based on participatory action research

Lower leg haematomas: Potential for complications in older people



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Last Updated 29 March 2014