Welcome to the TVS blog written by Jennifer O’Donoghue, Nursing Student at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, who was awarded an educational grant to attend TVS 2019 – The Conference in Southampton.
How much do I really know about tissue viability as a student nurse?
This is the question I asked myself as I prepared for a Uni lecture on the topic. I have come across a few wounds during my placements, but I only really had knowledge on how to care for the wound on a practical level. I didn’t understand the scientific reasoning behind the healing process of wounds and what would inform the decision behind using a particular dressing. I feel that in my early placements I lacked some of the confidence to question this, so I was quite keen to use the opportunity to explore the topic in more depth. (more…)
Welcome to the TVS blog written by Dr Una Adderley PhD, RN, DN, QN – Director – National Wound Care Strategy Programme
In 2014 I turned up for my first TVS trustee meeting. At that point I was only there as a co-opted member but despite the meeting being conveniently in my home town (I arrived on my bike!) I was nervous. These were some of the top names in tissue viability and I felt the full impact of ‘imposter syndrome’ as I was squeezed in round the rather tightly packed table. Five years on, and reluctantly resigning as I move onto pastures new (though still related to tissue viability) I realise how much I have gained from being a TVS trustee.
My name is Connie Traynor and I am a Tissue Viability/Plastics Nurse working in the independent sector: BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.
I have been a nurse for 39 years and a Tissue Viability Nurse for the past 12 years and have therefore seen many changes during this time.
Why join the TVS?
The TVS is an exceptional charity that is passionate about high quality of care keeping the focus on holistic patient centred care managing to concentrate on what matters. The TVS website tvs.org.uk gives lots of information including how to attend conferences and also information regarding educational grants.
Welcome to the TVS February blog written by Kate Williams, Wound Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leeds Community Wound Prevention & Management Service and TVS Trustee
I am one of the Tissue Viability Nurses within Leeds
Community Healthcare Trust. For the
first time, thanks to a great team of professionals, we have developed a wound
formulary that covers both acute and community.
This blog shares some thoughts on the more human side of selecting wound
products for formularies.
As specialists in wound care, knowledge of dressings is
essential. All of us are research aware and some are research active. We all
understand the hierarchy of evidence, and we understand that the evidence threshold
to be CE marked as a dressing is low.
Turning the page… Welcome to the January 2019 blog written by Ray Samuriwo, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University and TVS Chair
The Christmas and New Year period provides many of us the opportunity to spend some quality time with people that are close to our hearts. During the festive period, we also take the opportunity to reflect on life and to discuss our hopes with those that we love. You are close to the heart of the Tissue Viability Society and so I would like to share my reflections on 2018 and thoughts about the coming year. (more…)