Read the latest blog from Joanna Swann, Lead Tissue Viability Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, on the challenges of Pressure ulcers (PU) in the proned Intensive Care patient
“I won’t be the first to say we are in challenging times. Our work places are experiencing unprecedented changes that are testing all of us and we can’t do the things we would normally do to de-stress; meet with family and friends, go to the gym, enjoy a holiday. However, there are many opportunities to learn new skills and make changes to practice to improve outcomes for patients suffering with COVID-19.
Welcome to the TVS blog written by Natasha Levy, Senior Lecturer & Podiatrist at Department of Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield
On 20th March the University of Huddersfield, like all other universities, closed its campus, whilst still continuing to support and teach students remotely via online lectures, chat rooms and webinars. So what? I hear you say. Well, in the Podiatry department we had another challenge to solve, what do you do when you have a clinic you and your patients can no longer access?
We have a Podiatry clinic where students under the supervision of Podiatry academics care for a range of people with complex medical and tissue viability needs. It was impossible for us to think about shutting our doors completely, but how to ensure no one was put at undue risk?
Read the latest blog from TVS Chair, Linda Primmer, who walked 88 miles through the Dordogne in 5 days: Figeac to Sarlat-la-Canéda via the Grande Randonnée 6 hiking trail (GR6)
A great big ‘Thank you‘ to all those who have donated to date. I am amazed at people’s generosity to ultimately prevent and help those with chronic wounds. Hope you are inspired to do a Just Giving challenge or fund raising event for the Tissue Viability Society charity.
Where it all began
Walking 88 miles, over 5 days, through a beautiful part of France was a great personal challenge for the Tissue Viability Society’s first Just Giving event. A supportive and fun group of 7 friends including my lovely partner, Alistair and my brother, have done walking holidays before such as the West Highland Way (Milngavie to Fort William), Great Glen Way (Fort William to Inverness) in Scotland and King Ludwig Way in Germany. The higher probability of lovely sunny weather attracted us to the Dordogne in September.
Welcome to the TVS blog written by Dr Jemell Geraghty, Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, Turning Point
The Legs Matter Awareness Week 3-7 June 2019 was a huge success; many thanks to everyone who contributed with the preparation, before, during the week and after. A special thanks to our coalition of healthcare organisations and charities and our corporate partners for making this possible and, of course, to you, our readers, for making the Awareness Week a force to be reckoned with!